Gaming in Minecraft! -Humanities

Lately in Humanities Class, we have been doing a project on Minecraft. Minecraft is a sandbox indie game originally created by a Swedish Programmer Markus “Notch” Persson and later developed and published by Mojang. If you want to know more about it, just click this link! Minecraft (Wikipedia) Minecraft (Official Site).

Define the biome and its climate. What makes it different from other biomes?

Cold Taiga is basically, a place where it is Cold, Snowy and has lots of trees. For example,  their might be some “Pine Trees” or “Fir”. (Link Here)

Pine Tree in the Cold Taiga!

Describe the biome’s plant and animal life. How have the plants and animals adapted to fit the biome? 

In Cold Taiga, there are mostly Wolves, Bears, Deer, Bobcat, Fox and Rabbit. Wolves have adapted to that habitat because, they have lot of fur which makes them really warm. Bears, Deers and Rabbits are the same too. Because, they have Thick and Warm Fur. If they didn’t have the warm fur, I don’t think they could survive. (Link Here)

Biome Map

List some good examples of places where this biome is found on the Earth.

  • Some Countries near North Pole.
  • Canada
  • Russia
  • Alaska (U.S.A)
  • Some Part of Europe (Finland, Norway, Sweden etc..)

Describe – What real buildings are good examples of traditional life in this biome? Who built them and when? (add some pictures and sources if possible)

This house is a good example because, it has a Roof where the Snow can fall down on the floor easily. (Link Here) The Snow can fall off easily because, the Roof is shaped like a upside down “V”.

I think that if people who lives there didn’t have these kind of Roofs on the Houses, they would have not adapted to that habitat. I think it will be easy to collect the materials for making the house. Because, their are lots of trees in this Biome like the picture. But maybe it will be hard to build it.

House in Cold Taiga Biome!

Explain – what features of the building show that the people adapted to live in that particular biome?

Minecraft Picture!

I think that the material of the house is easy to find, and it is safe. I think that I did a pretty good job at making the house and I think my house looks similar to the Houses in the Cold Taiga Biome. This Project was really fun and I really liked it!Picture of Minecraft!