Government House goes digital
In readiness for Commonwealth Wealth Week School Tours from 9 to 13 March, NT Government House has launched a Minecraft version of the House and Teaching Resources. Government House alongside Charles Darwin University and the Department of Education developed the immersive historical world of Government House using Minecraft.
Students can tour and explore this important building in a fun and interactive way from their local school.
Minecraft is a game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. It enables teachers to create lessons and worlds to educate students on a variety of subjects including Architecture and Design, History, Science, English Studies and more. Minecraft has more than 100 million active players around the world and is one of the most popular online games.
Go to bit.ly/2PPfQhF to download the Government House world.
The Government House world was developed by students Reema Bali and Patrick Alegria at Charles Darwin University.
Government House also worked with the Department of Education to create a suite of teaching and learning resources on the House for Northern Territory schools. The resources explore the intricate history, apiculture and architecture of this important Territory building. Teachers can use the resources to assist them to develop structured lesson plans for their school excursions at Government House. Visit govhouse.nt.gov.au.