Celebration Education


Crafting a Country

Crafting a Country:

American history with a Minecraft twist!

Five components:

I: Colonial America

II: Revolutionary Times

III: American Presidents

IV: 50 States

V: California Dreamin'

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Server address: CE.mcph.co

See the schedules here: http://celebrationeducation.ning.com/page/crafting-a-country-minecraft-events;

Useful tips for during our events:


  • You may only make changes to your own structures.

  • Do not take things that belong to others.

  • You are encouraged to tell the moderators if anyone is breaking rules or being unkind.

  • If your child chooses to spend time on the server between events, please remember that the moderators are only on occasionally. It is your responsibility to watch over your children while they are on the server, just as you would watch your child playing with friends at home or at a park.

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Discussion Forum

Colonial US and Revolutionary Era

Started by Heather Martinson Jun 22, 2015. 0 Replies

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

Weeks 19-24: 50 States

Started by Heather Martinson Feb 20, 2015. 0 Replies

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

Weeks 13-18 - US Presidents - Crafting a Country Component III

Started by Heather Martinson Jan 22, 2015. 0 Replies

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

12 - America the Beautiful

Started by Heather Martinson Aug 6, 2014. 0 Replies

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

11 - Bill of Rights

Started by Heather Martinson Jul 30, 2014. 0 Replies

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

10 - Constitution

Started by Heather Martinson Jul 23, 2014. 0 Replies

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

Comment Wall

Comment by Shawn Wild on May 15, 2013 at 8:17am
Any idea what day of the week the Knott's classes will fall on?
Comment by Ginny Popovich on May 15, 2013 at 9:25am

Will there be classes be offered by age group?

Comment by Dione Shastid on May 15, 2013 at 2:58pm

Will the Minecraft activities be part of the Knotts/Disneyland classes?

Comment by Heather Martinson on May 16, 2013 at 5:34am

We're considering Wednesday or Thursday for Knott's and Disneyland. Let us know if you there's a day you prefer. 

The majority of our classes are prepared for with ages 5-12 in mind. Although we are getting a lot of interest by older students to come back, at least for the Minecraft events.

The Minecraft activities will not be part of the classes, but Minecraft will influence the topics. For example, when we're doing the 50 States component, we will talk about how Maine is the Pine Tree State, since there's pine trees in Minecraft.

Comment by Dione Shastid on May 16, 2013 at 7:05am

My vote is for Thursday for the Knott's group. I'm sorry I wasn't more clear about the Minecraft. I meant will there be "homework" involving Minecraft for the Disneyland/Knott's groups? Thank you!

Comment by Denise Bloomfield on May 16, 2013 at 8:43am

We didn't do the Disney classes but are interested in the Knott's. How much do they cost?

Comment by Shawn Wild on May 16, 2013 at 10:28am
Thursdays would be AWESOME! Please let us know when you set the day so we can get our annual pass to Knott's, while the price is discounted fr the remainder of the year!
Comment by Heather Martinson on May 17, 2013 at 6:52am

Hi Dione! Yes, the "homework" will be for the Knott's and Disneyland classes as well. They are going to online events that the students will meet there with their real-life classmates to collaborate on projects and participate in certain segments of American history. It's going to be so fun!

Hi Denise! At this point, we plan to charge the same for the Disney/Knott's classes as we did for last year's Disney classes. It was $10 for the 45-minute 5-11 ages and $20 for the two-hour class for ages 11 & up. We also offered discounts for families who bought eight or more classes at once. Details yet to come.

Hi Shawn! Thanks! We should have the day decided very soon.

Comment by Tiffany Bellah on May 17, 2013 at 8:43am

Can kids participate in only the Minecraft/ field trips portion? We don't have passes to either Disneyland or Knotts and we are overscheduled for weekly classes already!

Comment by Denise Bloomfield on May 17, 2013 at 3:41pm

Thanks for answering my question so quickly! :)


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