Activities

During each block (one week) several projects are undertaken as described below. the students and the instructors discuss the projects and decide which projects they would like to take on.

Social Studies/History/Geography

Activity NameGrade LevelsActivity DescriptionRegister
Building Rome Brick by BrickAll gradesWith this lesson students will be engaged in building iconic ruins and pieces of architecture from Ancient Rome to learn all about Roman times and ancient civilizations.Register
Wonders of the WorldAll gradesLearn about the seven ancient, seven natural, and seven new wonders of the world! Students will then be challenged to build their favourite wonder in the Minecraft world.Register
Coordinate System Scavenger HuntGrades 2-4Enhance your mapping skills with this fun Minecraft activity! Students will build their own 3D coordinate systems to become familiar with the X, Y, and Z axes.Register
Farming Industrial RevolutionGrades 6-8In this activity, students will build virtual farms in Minecraft to explore the impact that the industrial revolution had on agriculture.Register
Pioneer LivingGrades 2-4Live as a pioneer settling on a newly explored piece of  land in the Minecraft world! In this activity students will learn all about the lives of Canadian pioneers by virtually living as one.Register
Medieval TimesGrades 4-6In this lesson students will learn about society, culture, and architecture found in the middle ages. Students will be challenged to use their new knowledge on this historical period to build their own medieval castle. Register
Indigenous CommunitiesGrades 6-8Learn about indigenous communities and regions within Canada. Students will then use the knowledge gained to construct a traditional indigenous dwelling in Minecraft. Register
Coat of ArmsGrades 2-4Explore the people and cultures of different countries around the world by learning about their coat of arms then build your own in the virtual Minecraft world. Register
Think of the FutureGrades 4-6In this virtual activity, students will learn all about Canada then use their knowledge to design and build a structure or statue to represent the country of Canada.Register
Build a FortGrades 6-8In this activity, students will learn about the uses and structure of forts in Canadian history by designing and building their own in the Minecraft world.Register


Visual Arts

Activity NameGrade LevelsActivity DescriptionRegister
Melody LaneAll GradesLearn the basics of making music with this fun and engaging virtual Minecraft activity! Students will use redstone and note blocks in Minecraft to create their own melody.Register
Patterns From Around the WorldGrades 2-5Enhance your knowledge with this engaging cross-curriculum activity, art, math, and social studies all wrapped up into one! Students will learn about patterns found across their world and their cultural significance. They will then use this new knowledge and understanding to build intricate patterns in the Minecraft world.Register
Quiet on Set!Grades 4-6Explore set design with this fun, virtual lesson. Students will be challenged to design and build their own movie or theatre stage set while considering restrictions such as size and scale.Register
Minecraft Music VideoGrades 6-8Become a music video producer with this engaging Minecraft activity. Students will be challenged to write, edit, produce, and perform a music video in the Minecraft world to combine visual art, music, and dance in a virtual setting!Register
Symmetrical Pixel ArtGrades 2-5In this activity, students will learn about lines of symmetry, how to identify the line of symmetry in an image, and how to complete an image across a line of symmetry by designing and building pixel art in Minecraft.Register
Elements of ArtGrades 6-8Learn all about the elements and principles of art to create your own unique art pieces in Minecraft. Students will enhance their creative thinking and problem solving skills to create their own designs. Register
My Future SchoolGrades 6-8Learn all about the elements and principles of art to create your own unique art pieces in Minecraft. Students will enhance their creative thinking and problem solving skills to create their own designs. Register
My Future SchoolGrades 2-5In this activity students will be challenged to build their ideal school in the Minecraft world. Students will enhance their critical and creative thinking skills while learning about school architecture. Register
Design a HouseGrades 6-8Explore how math and art go hand in hand with this lesson. Students will be challenged to design a floorpan and build a house using elements of design and architecture. Register
Virtual SculpturesAll GradesBuild your own virtual sculpture using knowledge of historically important sculptors and their sculptures.  Students will learn about the evolution of sculptures in the art world over the centuries. Register