Working with Diamonds in Minecraft
For our Reading Unit on SURVIVAL, we have been playing Minecraft to gain a firsthand experience of what it might be like to actually survive on our own in the wilderness like the main characters of the novels we've been reading in our literature circles. After much trial and error (including lots of respawning), you're finally getting the hang of it. Yay!
Something we've learned about wilderness survival from our reading is that it is important to gather the resources we need to build the tools that will give us a greater chance of surviving. By now, you have probably gathered the materials for, and crafted, such tools as a pickaxe, axe, or shovel. You are becoming quite the survivalists.
Now I have a new task for you: Somewhere in your world, you will find what is perhaps the strongest and most durable material in Minecraft...DIAMONDS! To help out future survivalists, you've decided to put together an instruction manual for crafting a diamond pickaxe. You will want to include the following information in your instruction manual:
To get you started, the link below will get you to a great source of information about this topic. While you're there, feel free to click on any of the links in blue to learn more about the different subtopics this resource discusses. When you have found the answers to these questions, write your instructions in the box below and share them with me (who knows when I might need a diamond pickaxe of my own).
If you have any questions for me about your assignment, please share them with me by commenting to this post. Muchas Gracias!