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Resources – Crafting the Past

Thinking of using Minecraft as a learning tool, looking for some inspiration or want to know more about these worlds? Check out the free resources below!


ImmersiveMinds – Penicuik House

“I saw this as a three part project. Much like the history and current standing of the house, I wanted to recreate the old, the current and the potential for its future. I wanted to ‘Visit the Victorians’ who lived there, ‘Feed the Fire’ of its historical demise and give the audience an opportunity to ‘Restore the Ruin’.” Read More – ImmersiveMinds

ImmersiveMinds – Watling Lodge

“The most important things for me was to engage the children in understanding their heritage. The rich history of their country, as both Scotland and the UK. How far back in time events have happened on this island they live in? Who else walked the valleys and hills the kids now live on? What kinds of structures stood before the terraced, roughcast housing. It was also important to help the children understand why we dig our past up…this was in fact one of the things they themselves asked me at the start of the day.” Read More – ImmersiveMinds



Remote St Kilda islands recreated in MinecraftBBC – 18 April 2017

Scots history mined for digital project, The Courier – 13 November 2015

Minecraft maps Scotland’s past, The Scotsman – 13 November 2015

Archaeologists challenge negative Minecraft attitudes – 12 November 2015

Penicuik House rises from ashes in Minecraft, BBC – 2 September 2015

Perthshire archaeological dig site recreated in Minecraft, The Courier – 15 August 2015




Watling Lodge _ Border

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