- Create buildings of historical significance and learn about the culture and beliefs of the people who built them.
- Build battlefields and internment camps to discuss the ethics of war and the justice of past military campaigns.
- Make ships, trains, and trucks and discuss the changes in distribution of commerce through history.
- Provide prompts that can be used to document in a journal what happened during each game.
- Author a detailed guide or walk-through that can be used to teach a friend or sibling how to play Minecraft.
- Write a creative backstory about each character designed in the game.
- Explain electrical engineering using the doors, buttons, levers, and other contraptions present in the game.
- Discuss architecture, structural integrity, scale modeling, and measurements while creating buildings.
- Use a Minecraft house’s surroundings to discuss ecology, environmental science, weather patterns, etc.
- Create a model of DNA and discuss biology.
- Teach concepts like volume, area, and perimeter using blocks and buildings.
- Use Google’s plugin that lets the user experience quantum physics.
- Provide opportunities to build problem solving skills, such as: With 26 arrows to fight off an approaching group of four skeletons, how many arrows can you use on each skeleton and still defeat them all?
Art and Creativity
- Using construction paper and other art supplies, create a physical replica of a virtual Minecraft environment.
- Create an Olympics or other athletic contest in which the characters may compete.