8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Climate & Environment
Welcome to the industrial revolution. Meet historical figures, learn to farm and then enter the post industrial agricultural revolution.
October 11, 2019
Industrial Revolution World
Link to the Minecraft world. This map is optional or may be used as an example.
Timeline of Industrial Revolution
Timeline of Industrial Revolution
How did the industrial revolution make life easier?
What were the technological, social, political, and economic changes that occurred as a result of the Industrial Revolution?
What factors contributed to the agricultural and industrial revolution?
Introduction: Have students share what technologies make their lives easier. Talk to students about where they acquire their good and other items/goods. Show students pictures of what life was like prior to the industrial revolution.
You may choose to use the world attached as a sample world with examples of post industrial revolution farms (utilizing redstone, dispensors, water and lava), as well as a wooden farm house, which contains materials to build a working farm.
Note: Be sure to revoke Worldbuilder ability so that students cannot break border blocks or NPCs, if using attached world.
Based on age and experience, students should work in small groups "families" each with different roles. Students should attempt to establish a farm, in survival mode on either easy, normal, or hard settings. Students should interact with the NPCs to learn about key inventions of the industrial revolution that helped spur the agricultural revolution. Note: There are no links in the NPCs. You should find appropriate links to learn more about each historical figure. Feel free to add more NPCs.
After students have played in the world for a bit, grant worldbuilder access to one group member to destroy the border blocks and view post industrial revolution farms.
All students will enter the world with 3 fixed inventory slots, camera, portfolio, and map. Have students periodically document their learning and building. Encourage students to pretend they are living in the pre-industrial revolution, attempting to establish a farm.
If students die, encourage them to document what caused their deaths and save these for a debriefing session.
Post Game: Class discussion. Discuss what challenges students faced. How was life challenging? Did students die? Why? How could post-industrial revolution life help protect them from dying? How did changes in the pre- vs. post-industrial revolution life change the quality of life? Have students share screen shots and captions via the exported portfolio.
Students will work collaboratively to establish a farm.
Students will note what inventions and ideas help make life easier.
Students will identify key historical figures that helped establish the industrial revolution.
Students will document their experience and share their results.
Students will participate in the pre- and post- discussions.
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