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Students learn economics and civics as they work together to create a city within a virtual Minecraft type world. While certainly a fun game, Minecraft is also a limitless platform for students to learn academic skills in a highly engaging virtual environment.
In this problem-solving class, students design their own house and business within a virtual city as they learn about budgeting, profit and loss, supply and demand and consumer markets.
As they serve on a city council, they study how laws are made and work together to create their own constitution of laws. They must problem-solve as they serve on a city council that responding to natural disasters and challenging city issues. STEM learning has never been so fun!


This class will take place online. We will use two programs, Zoom and Minetest. Zoom is an online classroom that is very easy to use. We will send a Zoom ID number with a code to join the meetings. We use a public domain version of Minecraft called Minetest which is nearly identical but which works better for our civics-based purposes. We can also create mods more easily and have multiple cities within one state. Best of all, it’s free. :)

We send out detailed instructions and links to a tutorial for how to download and install the program. A PC or Mac laptop is needed for Minetest, Chromebooks and tablets are generally not compatible. A mouse is also very helpful for navigating the game easily.


You can see a preview of the class at rightbraincurriculum.com/metrocraft

Presented by Right Brain Curriculum. A Boston-based education company offering engaging, project-based grade 2-8 learning programs throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Our mission is to create outstanding, student-centered enrichment programs that allow children to experience real life in a fun, engaging learning atmosphere.

General Information
Location: Online class
Date: Thursday, September 24 - October 15
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Grades: 2-5
Cost: $115.00

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If you withdraw from a program at anytime prior to two weeks before the program start date, you will receive an account credit good towards other Parks and Recreation programs. Account credits do not expire. Account credit will not be issued if the cancellation takes places within two weeks of the program start date. Cancellations due to a medical emergency will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund at anytime with proper medical documentation. If a program is cancelled by Parks and Recreation, you will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund for that program. The processing fee associated with all credit card transactions will not be refunded.

5/4/20 Update
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Metrocraft Online 
N/A  2 - 5  Th  09/24/2020 - 10/15/2020
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Online Class
$115.00 Res, $115.00 Non-Res
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