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Geography of India: Minecraft Build Battle

The Indian subcontinent boasts the world's tallest mountains and remnants of an ancient civilization! Learn about the history and culture and show off your learning in a 20 minute Minecraft build battle. (This class has weekly homework).
Xuân Stanek. B.Ed
185 total reviews for this teacher
11 reviews for this class
Completed by 22 learners
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75 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 7 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

--to identify important characteristics of the geography, ecosystems, and culture of Southeast Asia
--to gather information and facts about sample locations in Southeast Asia
--to discuss the culture of  including way of life, beliefs, and history and to examine how these factors influence what people built
--to compile lists of unique attributes of specific sites
--to create a structure in Minecraft while remembering and applying knowledge of specific details 
--to participate in evaluating the builds of others according to an agreed on rubric
I’ve been teaching for about 25 years now. During that time I’ve been blessed to have been able to teach a wide range of classes and a wide range of grade levels. Hands down, two of the most popular and enjoyable classes that I’ve ever taught have been Minecraft: Construction and Architecture AND The Amazing Race (World Geography) both of  which I’ve taught live through one of our local co-ops. These classes are always some of the first to fill up during our registration period, and often run with a wait list.

I’ve been offering a series of Minecraft Architecture on Outschool for several months now, and have so enjoyed the experience! I appreciate the number of returning learners I have throughout many of these classes and love the community and relationship with these groups of learners. Many of them have been asking that we step outside of Western Civ history to learn about architecture in other regions of the world. After doing a lot of reflection, research, and work on the topic, I’m happy to be able to answer the learners’ requests with Minecraft Geography.

My Minecraft classes not only teach about history and culture, but they teach respect of other people groups as well as respect of classmates. They teach cooperation and communication skills.. They teach critical thinking, problem solving, and perseverance. I am really proud to be able to offer them. I hope you will find them as valuable as I do.
Before class--learners should spend approximately 30 minutes looking over the provided links for that week.  Learners will pick 2 locations to respond to (with text or video) on the classroom message boards. 

After class--learners should view and carefully consider all the builds. Learners will privately send their rankings to the teacher. 
Teacher provided-- Links each week to travel pages, zoo and museums webpages, or educational sites such as National Geographic, BBC Bitesize, etc Link to google slide file with photos of each week's builds Students need to have-- The ability to play Minecraft on ANY system. The ability to take and send photos or screenshots of their builds IMMEDIATELY at the end of class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This class does utilize links to other many other sites on the internet...some travel sites, some blogs, some museum websites, some wiki articles, and some youtube videos. Please be aware that while I carefully screen and select each site I link to, I cannot control ad content on some of these sites. 


Xuân Stanek. B.Ed
Lives in the United States
Creative, Experienced Teacher
185 total reviews
91 completed classes

About Me

Hello! Thank you for letting me take the time to introduce myself! One of the first questions I get asked about myself is about my name. The closest English pronunciation of my first name is "Sun."  My name is Vietnamese, and means "Spring" and I... 
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