Minecraft: Exploring Contour Maps

Create and Explore Contour Maps Within the World of Minecraft!


In this lesson, students will create and explore contour maps within the world of Minecraft.


  • Select, organize and represent data and information in different forms, including by constructing special purpose maps that conform to cartographic conventions, using digital and spatial technologies as appropriate
  • Analyze maps and other geographical data and information using digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, to develop identifications, descriptions, explanations and conclusions that use geographical terminology

Curriculum Connections Summary

  • Ontario - Geography
  • Quebec - Geography
  • New Brunswick - Science & Social Studies
  • Nova Scotia - Social Studies
  • Alberta - Geography
  • British Columbia - ADST & Geography
  • Manitoba - Social Studies
  • Prince Edward Island - Social Studies
  • Saskatchewan - Social Studies
  • Newfoundland & Labrador - Social Studies
  • Yukon Territories - Follows B.C.'s Curriculum
  • Northwest Territories - Follows Alberta's Curriculum
  • Nunavut - Follows Alberta's Curriculum

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