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- 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.