Crafting a Country:
American history with a Minecraft twist!
I: Colonial America
II: Revolutionary Times
III: American Presidents
IV: 50 States
V: California Dreamin'
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Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2016
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Topics and Minecraft activities for Components I and II of the Crafting a Country theme.First ColoniesWhat we will do during the event:Visit Roanoke and theorize about what might have happened to the lost colonyRide the Mayflower to Cape Cod and sign the the Mayflower CompactLook for a good place to build a colonyBuild a common house togetherBuild dugout homesTopics addressed during this event:Roanoke ColonyMayflowerMayflower CompactPlymouth Colony…Continue
This entire component takes place on a large US Map.Week 19 - NortheastStudents put state capitals in their statesQuiz game about the NortheastMining/ores bingoBuild challenge - students build state icons in the NortheastWeek 20 - The SouthStudents put state capitals in their statesMaze quiz about the SouthStudents go to Memphis, Tennessee to make musicStudents go go Louisiana for a Mardi Gras gameStudents go to Kentucky to race in the Kentucky DerbyBuild challenge - students build state icons…Continue
US PresidentsMost of the events for this component are held in a world that is one long timeline of US Presidents. The presidents will be discussed as we introduce the following major events of US history:13 - Founding FathersStudents are introduced to the US Presidents timeline. Students discuss the responsibilities of a president and what makes a good president.Students hunt for clues about our Founding Father presidents: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe.Students play a quiz game…Continue
Our final event of the component!This week will be a review of the past few weeks, along with a celebration of America!To start off, each students will experience a simulation of what it takes for a bill to become a law.Next, the students will participate in a traditional American outdoor game - a relay race.Next, the students will take a minecart ride through a review of our weeks together.We will finish with a grand finale!As a build challenge, the students may build something that they like…Continue
This week is all about the amendments to the Constitution and the rights that are protected thereby.We will start out by taking away the students' rights, which they can earn back by naming the correct amendment that protects them from the mentioned abuses.Next, the students will vote on a bill of rights for themselves on the server.The next activity is a maze that the students can navigate safely by knowing the intentions of the amendments.The final activity is a build challenge to build…Continue
Eleven years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, the states still didn't have the government organization they wanted. So in 1787 representatives from each state met to create the Constitution.For our event this week, we will start off by experiencing a simulation of what it might be like to live in a country under a dictator.Next, we will go to Independence Hall, where each student will represent one of the states to discuss the Constitution.After signing the Constitution, the…Continue