6-7 yrs old
8-10 yrs old
Government and Politics
Purpose - give students a closer look at the struggles of everyday life in the New World as they make decisions and face authentic consequences.
November 21, 2016
A short slideshow that introduces the simulation to students.
Pilgrim Simulation Map
Start on the Mayflower to begin your adventure!
Sheet to log which supplies teams wish to bring
Pilgrim Simulation Map
Start on the Mayflower and begin your adventure!
During this simulation, students will experience:
Useful sources and credits
This lesson was designed primarily as an enrichment opportunity for a group of 2nd grade students who were learning about the origins of Thanksgiving in the United States. In class, the learned about why the Pilgrims left England, the perils of their ocean voyage, and the hardships faced as they began a new life in the New World. The students participated in a text-based simulation that endeavors to recreate the hardships, tough decisions, and uncertainty faced by the Pilgrims. While far more engaging than simply reading a book about the topic, many of the activities felt contrived. I've taken the spirit of their simulation and attempted to transfer it into the world of Minecraft Education.
To be most effective, your students will need to first develop an understanding of what the real Pilgrims went through. You could remove reference to the Pilgrims and New World and use this as a jumping-off point for your own nondescript frontier adventure if you don't have time to learn about the Pilgrims specifically.
The following activities will help guide this simulation - you should feel free to customize them to meet your own needs!
Evidence of Learning :
Meet and Greet!
Making a Human Timeline to Bring History to life!
Learn about styles of architecture.
Creating a Virtual Community
In collaborative groups, students create community
The Great Pyramids of Giza
Journey to the mysterious pyramids of Egypt.
Research and recreate a structure from history.
Landmarks in our Community
What can we learn from landmarks around us?
Timecraft – History EDU Review
Students use provided locations & demo History EDU
Hvordan boede man i middelalderen?
Farming Industrial Revolution
Experience life pre & post industrial farming rev
Design a Labyrinth
Design a labyrinth with obstacles, and dead-ends.
The Round City of Baghdad
Explore and contribute to this historic city.
Build a Sculpture Garden
Students work together to create sculpture garden
What’s the Probability
Help Archimedes discover the Probability of Drops!
Fort St. Augustine Design Chal
Ss will build fort St. Augustine
Exploring Systems of Measurement
Students will use Minecraft to reimagine system of measurement in...
The Egyptian Civilization
Minecraft World on The Egyptian Civilization
Explore molecules in Minecraft
Building early Sydney
Recreate the settlement by Europeans in Sydney.
World Of Pharaohs
Learn about Ancient Egyptian Kings
Palestine Quest 30 AD
Explore the Galilee region in the time of Jesus
Life as a voyageur!
La vie des voyageurs!
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