This semester, the Year Fours have been using a problem solving process in Design and Technology and Civics to complete a project.
 
This was the scenario:
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away....
Conflict continues between the evil Galactic Empire and the Rebel Forces.  With the destruction of the Death Star, places of safety have become even more scarce.  Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters has found a remote world on which to set up a new secret base.  While other secret bases are focused on fighting the battle against the Galactic Empire, it is hoped that this land will provide a safe haven and source of resources for the Rebel Forces...
 
The students have considered what would be required to set up a community, including a government, laws, jobs and resources.  They designed their solutions and represented them using labelled diagrams.  They then wrote explanations to explain how life was going to work on their new world.  Finally, the students created their worlds on Minecraft and presented them to their class.  We have seen some amazing worlds!   
 
Emily’s Explanation about her group’s world, Zachron:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!AvQKuJcyDvuMged2nZXFq8YcH2ynSQ

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