Our 2nd grade students currently finished up the Unit of Inquiry: Where We Are In Place and Time. The Central Idea states that humans and geographic factors affect communities. Students explored various lines of inquiry such as relationships between geographic features and communities, the characteristics of communities, the impact of humans (development) on the environment, and the relationship between climate and patterns of settlement. As the final assessment of the unit, students used MinecraftEdu to create a community of their own. Evidence of learning would be student's ability to create a community that effectively represents the characteristics of their chosen type (urban, rural, suburban etc.) as well as their intended geographical location. Second grade students were so excited to work on MinecraftEdu to express the mastery of their learning in such creative ways. Mrs. Kim popped in and out of the library throughout the week to see the progression of their work and was simply blown away. They were so engaged and so creative! Technology is truly a power tool for our students who will lead the future!
MinecraftEdu has landed at Spicewood Elementary and the kids are beyond excited! We will be documenting our journey, highlighting our accomplishments, and reflecting on next steps. Follow us!
Laurel Mtn Minecraft Experiment
MinecraftEdu World Library
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