Primary (Grades 1–6)
We will provide an environment for using Minecraft: Education Edition to study real-world concepts and issues. Students will harness their teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving skills in a variety of different themes to create and collaborate for the 21st century.
|Number of Students||Maximum: 10 students|
|Lesson time||90 minutes|
|Materials||Minecraft, worksheets, and laptop|
|Things to bring||Stationary, indoor shoes, and water bottle|
|Lesson contents||STEM lesson using Minecraft: Education Edition|
| Every Monday 16:00–17:30 @Shirokanedai
Every Wednesday・Friday 16:00-17:30 @ Primary
What is Minecraft?
Minecraft is a sandbox game that is widely used in education around the world. In the game, you can place blocks on the ground or in the air to build a variety of architecture. There is no limitation to the number of blocks or the size of the land, which allows students to create whatever they like.
Though it is often underestimated as just a game, Minecraft has found a place in education by applying the functions of many academic subjects. Through Minecraft, students are able to acquire critical thinking, build teamwork abilities, and develop their inquiring minds with creativity and patience.
|Language Arts||History & Culture||Algebra Architecture|
Recreate your favourite fairy tale in minecraft.
Make a human timeline to bring history to life.
Explore how number patterns are used in construction.
|How to work on the projects|
(1)Brainstorming - talk about initial ideas for the projects and create an outline
(2)Planning - use digital tools to draw a map, a layout, or a design of your idea
(3)Building - collaborate to realize your design in Minecraft
(4)Sharing/presentation - discuss your creation with the class or make a recording to walk through the entirety of your product
|Review/Introduction||Review of the previous week and introduction to today's lesson.|
|Brainstorm||They will discuss the challenges of the project and discuss how to divide tasks amongst each other.|
|Create||Work together to complete the project challenges.|
|Presentation||Share what was achieved in today’s class and discuss ideas and tactics for next week’s class.|