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Good Trouble – A Minecraft: Education Edition Co-Taught Lesson
February 25 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ESTFree Funded by Microsoft Canada & Minecraft
Are you ready to get into Good Trouble?
Join us for this free, 90-minute co-taught lesson as we explore the topics of race, equity and social justice all in the world of Minecraft: Education Edition.
Journey through history with US Congressman, John Lewis, to meet leaders of social justice movements who were catalysts for good trouble and positive change.
In this co-taught lesson, you and your students will learn about different social justice movements from around the world, through time, and gain an understanding of how social justice movements around the world have influenced positive changes in society or in a community.
Want to explore social justice in your classroom, but not sure where (or how) to start? Let us help start the conversation.
This co-taught lesson is facilitated by two of the creators of the Good Trouble lesson series, Natasha Rachell and Felisa Ford – who are also current educators!
What do you need for the lesson?
- Access to Minecraft: Education Edition (downloaded on your device, and a working log in for Minecraft:EE)
- A device for each student (Minecraft:EE works on Chromebooks, Macs, iPads and PCs)
- Access to the internet (this is a livestreamed lesson via Teams Live)
How is this lesson connected to the curriculum?
- Curriculum expectations can be pulled from subject areas of History, Leadership, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning, including:
- Create a plan of action to address a social issue of local, provincial/territorial, and/or national significance
- Describe some different ways in which citizens can take action to address social and environmental issues
- Use the social studies inquiry process to investigate some global issues of political, social, economic, and/or environmental importance, their impact on the global community, and responses to the issues
- Identify the point of view presented in texts, determine whether they agree with the point of view, and suggest other possible perspectives
- Skills explored and strengthened within these lessons include: critical thinking, character and citizenship
- Our suggested grade range for this lesson Grade 3 to Grade 12. Click here to find out more about the Good Trouble curriculum to see if it’s a fit for your class!
Starting the Conversation and Next Steps
We won’t leave you hanging before, during or after this lesson!
- BEFORE THE LESSON: You’ll receive class discussion prompts (based on grade levels) to start this conversation with your students and all the set-up instructions to make sure you are good to go!
- DURING THE LESSON: Your co-teachers on the screen will facilitate exploration of the Minecraft world to learn more about how others have got themselves into Good Trouble and wrap up the lesson with a reflection activity.
- AFTER THE LESSON: You’ll also receive our next steps documents (both for inside and outside of the world of Minecraft:EE) that will help you continue this learning with your students.
As always, this free lesson will be recorded to allow for flexibility. Register below and you’ll receive a link to the recording to use when it best fits your class schedule!