Minecraft LIVE Lessons, now on demand

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Delivered by our Microsoft Learning Delivery Specialists, Minecraft LIVE Lessons are a one-hour lesson where students participate in a learning experience using Minecraft: Education Edition. The best part, you can now revisit all the lessons on demand.

On Demand: World Bee Day Minecraft Lesson

Bee creative! In this lesson students will be introduced to the fascinating world of bees in Minecraft by our Microsoft Learning Delivery Specialists, Steven Payne & Amanda Frampton. The challenge is to build a pollinator garden in Minecraft. Plant some crops nearby and watch what happens! Who can make the most honey? How can you collect it and store it?

This lesson is aimed at grades 2-6.

Minecraft: Education Edition lesson: Bee Creative!

On Demand: World Wildlife Day Minecraft Lesson

Extinction! Safari! Explore a world built by Minecraft in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund. In this lesson, you and your students will be guided through an exciting world by our Microsoft Learning Delivery Specialists, Steven Payne & Andrew Balzer, to learn about species extinction and loss of biodiversity. Students will work individually or in small groups and can use the in-game Minecraft ‘camera,’ ‘portfolio,’ and ‘book & quill’ to record the information discovered as they travel through the world.

This lesson is aimed at grades 3-6.

Minecraft: Education Edition lesson: Extinction! Safari

On Demand: International Women’s Day Minecraft Lesson

To celebrate International Women’s Day, you and your students will join Malala Yousafzai to learn about her passion and quest to change the accessibility of education to girls all across the world. In this lesson, delivered by Microsoft Modern Workplace Specialist, Megan Townes and Microsoft Learning Delivery Specialist, Amanda Frampton, students will explore the context of Malala’s struggle for education in Pakistan and why equity in education is so vital to a fair and just society. Then they’ll flex their creativity as they help Malala build a school for local girls!

This lesson is aimed at grades 5-8.

Minecraft: Education Edition lesson: Malala: One girl among many

Minecraft: Education Edition lesson: Lessons in Good Trouble

On-Demand: Harmony Day Lesson

Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. We not only need to ensure we strive to promote harmony in the real world but in virtual worlds too. In this live lesson you and your students will explore aspects of what digital citizenship is, how it affects all of us and how you can behave to ensure you promote harmony wherever you are interacting.

This lesson is aimed at grades 3-6.

Minecraft: Education Edition lesson: Digital Citizenship

On-Demand: Earth Hour Lumen Challenges

Celebrate Earth Hour with the Minecraft Lumen Challenges! Cities and towns around the world are investing in renewable energy to build climate resilience and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The Lumen City Challenge is an immersive world that encourages students to explore different energy sources, solve a town’s power problems, and design and manage a sustainable city – all in Minecraft.

This lesson is aimed at grades 3-9.

Minecraft: Education Edition lesson: Lumen City Challenge

Minecraft: Education Edition lesson: Lumen Power Challenge

On-Demand: Understanding the Anzac Spirit

In our ‘Understanding the Anzac Spirit’ lesson, students will enter a virtual world of Anzac Cove and reflect on the bravery and hardships that the Anzac troops faced. You will work as a class or in small groups to add soldiers to the world and tell their stories.

This lesson is aimed at grades 5-9.

Minecraft: Education Edition lesson: Understanding the Anzac Spirit

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