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Mar 15, 2022 2022-03-15

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Game That Emphasizes Building a More Peaceful World

Minecraft has released an immersive educational game called Active Citizen, in partnership with the Nobel Peace Center and Games for Change. The goal of the game is to help educate youth worldwide about Nobel Peace Prize laureates, past and present, and foster an understanding of the skills needed to drive positive change in the world.

The game includes accompanying resources on the web for classroom use, including lesson plans and teacher discussion guides designed for students aged 8–16.

When they enter the Active Citizen Minecraft world, players are transported to the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, where they will meet Alfred Nobel, who left most of his fortune to establish the Nobel Prize. Players will then meet four Nobel Peace Prize laureates—Malala Yousafzai, Wangari Maathai, Fridtjof Nansen, and the 14th Dalai Lama—to learn about their stories and help them overcome challenges as they build peace in their local communities.

The game experience concludes by calling on players to identify a local cause meaningful to them and create a unique Minecraft build that represents their vision of peace. The Nobel Peace Center will curate a museum exhibition of Active Citizen designs featuring contributions from players around the world.

Active Citizen is available for play to all users with Minecraft: Education Edition, both in-game and on the Minecraft website. A free demo will soon be available. Further learning materials can be found on the Nobel Peace Center education portal.

Cultural Awareness Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Gamification/Game-Based Learning Global Awareness

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