New Zealand game designer and founder of Piki Studios, Whetu Paitai, created a special Minecraft world called Ngā Motu to immerse young people in Māori culture.

The project shows how the immersive and interdisciplinary world of Minecraft can bring to life indigenous culture and build social-emotional skills, as students work together to explore their country’s national language and history.

Learn more about Ngā Motu and access teaching resources at:​

More than 35 million teachers and students are licensed to use Minecraft: Education Edition in 115 countries. The platform offers teacher training, tutorials, downloadable worlds, and hundreds of lessons across subject areas, available for Windows, macOS and iPad. All New Zealand state and state-integrated schools have access through Microsoft Office 365.

Get started with Minecraft: Education Edition at:​

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  • This is a really neat idea to make learning about indigenous culture more fun for kids!