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Unit 2: Events

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Computer Science

Students will learn about events and event handlers, which are important concepts in computer science and can be found in all programming languages.

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October 2, 2020

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Classroom Presentation

Coding with Minecraft 2-Events-Presentation

Educator guide

Coding with Minecraft 2-Events-Educator guide

Student workbook

Coding with Minecraft 2-Events-Student workbook

Overview Video

Events Overview Video

Learning Objectives

  • CPP.L1:6-05 Construct a program as a set of step-by-step instructions to be acted out
  • CPP.L1:6-06 Implement problem solutions using a block-based visual programming language

Guiding Ideas

All of the following lessons are approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on how much time you give students to explore the coding activities.

Lesson A: Introduction to events

Lesson B: Coding with events

Lesson C: Linking events

Lesson D: Get creative with events

Please review the Coding With Minecraft Course Overview document that is attached for additional details.

Student Activities

In this unit, students will learn about events and event handlers, which are important concepts in computer science and can be found in all programming languages. They will start with a fun unplugged activity that demonstrates cause and effect, and how events trigger actions in the real world. Next, they’ll get hands-on with MakeCode in Minecraft, and finally, you’ll challenge them to create their own MakeCode projects that use events to activate different parts of the program.

 

Performance Expectations

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

  • Describe the different kinds of coding events
  • Understand the importance of events while playing Minecraft
  • Understand the importance of events in coding
  • Learn about real-life events and how they can affect situations
  • Alter the Minecraft landscape through coding with events
  • Design an original creative project to change their Minecraft world through coding events

Please review the Assessment Guide for additional details.

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Classroom Presentation

Coding with Minecraft 2-Events-Presentation

Educator guide

Coding with Minecraft 2-Events-Educator guide

Student workbook

Coding with Minecraft 2-Events-Student workbook

Overview Video

Events Overview Video