Minecraft is extending its collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center and Games for Change. The organisations have once again partnered with Mojang, this time to bring a new map to Minecraft Education Edition.
Called the “Peace Builders” map, it adds four new characters to the Minecraft world. Specifically, these characters are Nobel Peace laureates who will provide insight into preventing conflicts. Mojang says the map is free to all Minecraft Education Edition customers.
To access the map, head to the lesson library, or alternatively, it is purchasable on the Minecraft Marketplace for non-education users running the Bedrock Edition.
The four Nobel Laureates in the Peace Builders map are:
- “Carl von Ossietzky was a German journalist during World War II. Leading up to the war, he used his own freedom of speech to reveal the Nazis’ breach of international agreements and alert the world that Germany was preparing for war. In Ossietzky’s world, students will gather evidence that Germany is re-arming for war by using the in-game camera to take photos. They’ll learn how they can use free speech in the fight against war.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu used non-violent methods to end oppression and racial segregation in South Africa. He was a leading figure in the fight against apartheid, advocating for sanctions on South Africa until the oppressive system was removed. Tutu’s world takes students to a rally where they’ll experience a peaceful protest. They learn about his leadership qualities and the ways tolerance and non-violent protest can earn rights for everyone.
- The United Nations Refugee Agency, or UNHCR, has been helping refugees around the world for more than 70 years. Whether people are fleeing their homes due to natural or human-made disasters, war, or persecution, the UNHCR provides support through international cooperation and humanitarian work. In the UNHCR world, students will rescue people trapped in wreckage after an earthquake.
- Jody Williams is an American political activist from Vermont who led the International Campaign Against Landmines and worked hard to reach an agreement banning their use. In Williams’ world, students will travel to a minefield in Cambodia, where they’ll help her clear a path to a farm for the local villagers. From her example, they learn that you can make a substantial change when you get involved, and that disarmament is an important path to peace.”
Back in March, Mojang announced its first Minecraft collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center and Games for Change. Known as Active Citizen, the initiative allows users to explore the background of Nobel Peace Laureates and better understand their achievements.
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