REAL TIME BUILDING
Craft your Future is a teaching material based on the computer game, Minecraft. Through this specially designed concept, students meet a variety of problems, that focus on the challenges that communities in cities face today.
In Partnership with
The Chartered Institute of Building is the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.
Art and Design, Design and Technology, Geography
Year: Age range 12-14
Duration: 4 chapters, 3 – 6 hrs each
‘Craft your Future’, developed by the Chartered Institute of Building, is a construction game aimed at 12-14 year olds that takes place in Minecraft. Through it young learners explore the methods and skills to become a construction manager, introducing them to a career in construction.
In a series of four freely available Minecraft Education Lessons, that can be downloaded by teachers anywhere and accessed via the Minecraft Education Platform, students encounter a variety of problems that reflect construction challenges in cities today. The lessons take place in Newtown, a specially created virtual city in Minecraft, to design, plan, collaborate and build solutions that develop a sustainable future for all its citizens. Exercises also include real life scenarios like the challenge of restoring Battersea Power Station.