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Minecraft EDU Lesson Archives

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When posting your lessons and worlds, please follow the format below for easy viewing and searching:

  • Minecraft World Title
  • Download Link (with any special instructions, Mods, NPCs needed, etc.)
  • Grade Level
  • Subject (Math, Science, Social Studies, etc.)
  • Estimated Time for Activity
  • Skills Addressed
  • Learning Objective (what do teachers hope to have students LEARN and BE ABLE TO DO in this world?)
  • Standards Addressed
  • Teacher Notes
Title: The Learning Zone Link to Download: CLICK HERE Grade Level: 1-5
Subject: Reading / Writing Time for Activity: Approx three or four 45-minute sessions Skills Addressed: Research, Non-Fiction Text, Collaboration, Problem Solving
Learning Objective: Students will learn how to craft items and work together to solve problems. Each "Zone" contains a different problem to solve collaboratively. Students work in teams of 10 to solve problems and build structures. Standards Addressed: Reading Informational Text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears. Teacher Notes: Students work in groups to figure out how to craft items. There are 4 different sections to complete, each one building on the previous learning. Zone 1: Crafting / Zone 2: Building Bridges / Zone 3: Making Numbers / Zone 4: Pyramid Building. This is my first attempt at creating a world and a lesson on this page. Hope it works!

Title: The World of Humanities Link to Download: CLICK HERE Grade Level: 3-12
Subject: History / Geography Time for Activity: Anywhere from 3 lessons to 3 years! Skills Addressed: Historical Understanding, Place and Space Concepts, Digital Collaboration, Research, Non-Fiction Text, Problem Solving, Spatial Design, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking
Learning Objective: Students will participate in a virtual simulation of the ancient world and gain an overall understanding of ancient history and human change Standards Addressed: All English Language Arts Standards » History/Social Studies » Grade 6-8 Teacher Notes: This is an "MMORPG" that can create an ongoing, immersive learning environment.
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