Learning with Minecraft EDU
Reimagining the Ancient World
Comparing & Contrasting Worlds

Curriculum Overview

Benchmark Question:

How did early humans accomplish their basic needs?


Benchmark Assessment:
What tools were essential for survival? How do the tools of Minecraft EDU compare with the earliest hunter-gatherer tools? Students will create a comparison showing an image of their digital tool, a primary source image of a neolithic tool, and a written connection for both.The chart will contain 3 categories: My Ancient World, My Virtual World, and My World Today.



Content Standard- History 6.1.1 Describe the hunter-gatherer societies, including the development of tools and the use of fire.

Common Core Standard- Reading 6.3. Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).


Common Core Standard- Writing 6.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

ITSE Standard- Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

ITSE Standard- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

Sample Graphic Organizer



Students will be asked to make connections: my ancient world, my virtual world, and my world today.