New Zealand students can take a trip to a new world that explores the Māori culture.
What you need to know
- Minecraft Education Edition has a new world that teaches students about the Māori culture.
- The world, named Ngā Motu (The Islands), lets students explore traditional Māori villages, New Zealand wildlife, and more.
- The world is available to download for any Minecraft Education Edition user now.
Minecraft Education Edition has shipped a new experience for students to learn about New Zealand’s indigenous Māori culture. Developed in New Zealand over a course of five weeks by Piki Studios, the new world, called Ngā Motu (The Islands), allows students to explore traditional aspects of the Māori culture, history, language, and more.
“This week is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, but if we want our indigenous language to remain a living, and thriving, part of our society it’s crucial that teaching and learning is carried throughout the year. That’s why Microsoft is investing in resources that inspire students to explore te ao Māori while having fun and challenging their imaginations – this is how we create a culture of lifelong learning,” said Anne Taylor, Education Lead for Microsoft New Zealand, in a press release.