Working with the Mill Hoppers using Minecraft

 

2018 programme

The new programme of Minecraft sessions is based around the theme of communities through the ages.

We will be starting off looking at how local communities develop, grow and evolve over generations, with each sesion focussing on a different period of time within the local community.

Throughout the year, there will be information, play sheets, Minecraft Maps and associated information to download to continue your minecraft journey at home. Each session will have the materials released after the session and parents and Hoppers can get in touch through this website.

The build will revolve around the fortress that was so often the centre of life for medieval England. The fortress in our map is fictional and inspiration for it has been taken from the official Minecraft: Exploded Builds series “Medieval Fortress”.

This book is available from Amazon and good book sellers.*

 

Supporting files

The PDF files supplied after each activity (on the right column in the table below) contain the builds, layouts, dimensions and variations of the buildings that we were creating in the session.

The resource packs supplied are virus and malware free and are direct downloads from this site. They do not require you to sign-up, watch adverts or try and get you to click on other links.

The resource packs all work with the Java version of Minecraft on the PC or Mac, version 1.7.10 or higher.

(please note that the texture pack does not change blocks introduced after version 1.7.10)

If you want them to work fully with newer blocks, you will need to source the updated versions yourself. This is because we work with Minecraft EDU (Java) in the workshops which is only available in version 1.7.10

Event dates and session information

Date Activity Resources
April 12th The first mill at Beetham – Life as an early settler. Survival, fighting and early farming

 

Recap of activities

Click here for an idea of what educational ideas you might follow up with at home with your child following today’s session and a full recap of the activities.

 

PDF files of buildings

Fortress Layout
Dungeon
Barracks
Village house

Resource Packs (Minecraft 1.7.10)

Conquest (medieval texture pack)

ModernHD (Modern looking texture pack)

Equanimity (Super real texture pack)

April 14th Developing the medieval fortress – Building the kingdom. Continuing the build of the dungeons, stables, barracks and village houses.

Recap of activities

Click here for an idea of what educational ideas you might follow up with at home with your child following today’s session and a full recap of the activities.

World files

The following files are worlds or maps that can be unzipped and put into the saved worlds folder on PC or Mac Java Minecraft.

 

Find your way out
14-1 Defend the fort
HM contraptions2
NEW HM1.5

May 19th To Be Continued Resources
June 9th  To Be Continued Resources
July 14th To Be Continued Resources
Sept 29th To Be Continued Resources
Oct 20th To Be Continued Resources
Nov 17th To Be Continued Resources

I will be updating this page with resources such as handouts, world files and idea sheets for each session so be sure to follow up and check back here after the sessions.

 

 

 

*(I am not affiliated in any way or get any money from endorsing the book…. It’s just great!)