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Computing: The Agency

8-10 yrs old

Computer Science

Students will learn to use commands to code their Agent to do different actions in Minecraft.

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avatar Submitted By: Minecraft Education

October 14, 2019

Skills

  • Project Based Learning

External References

Classroom Presentation

Computing with Minecraft 1 - The Agency Presentation

Educator Guide

Computing with Minecraft 1-The Agency-Educator guide

Student workbook

Computing with Minecraft 1-The Agency-Student workbook

World File

Supporting Minecraft world file.

World File - Complete Example

See a completed version of the activities.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will code their Agent to move in different directions, use their inventory, and build a bridge in Minecraft.

Guiding Ideas

This unit includes seven lessons, each approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on how much time you give students to explore the coding activities.

Lesson A: Code a conversation with your Agent

Lesson B: Code to teleport your Agent

Lesson C: Code your Agent to rotate

Lesson D: Code your Agent to move

Lesson E: Code your Agent to destroy and collect

Lesson F: Explore your Agent’s inventory

Lesson G: Code your Agent to build

Please review the Computing Minecraft Course Overview document for additional details.

Student Activities

This first unit introduces students to coding, provides an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition and the associated Microsoft MakeCode coding editor. Students learn to use on chat and other commands to code their Agent to do different actions in the game.

Performance Expectations

By the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Describe what coding is.
  • Launch and connect Microsoft MakeCode to Minecraft: Education Edition.
  • Maneuver their player in Minecraft and use inventory.
  • Use on chat commands.
  • Code their Agent to move in different directions, use their inventory, and build a bridge in Minecraft.

Skills

  • Project Based Learning

External References

Classroom Presentation

Computing with Minecraft 1 - The Agency Presentation

Educator Guide

Computing with Minecraft 1-The Agency-Educator guide

Student workbook

Computing with Minecraft 1-The Agency-Student workbook

World File

Supporting Minecraft world file.

World File - Complete Example

See a completed version of the activities.