The Round City of Baghdad

After four months of work by 28 students and myself, we have our first world of the new school year to share. It was a great deal of work and took some fine tuning to get it to a finished state, but I am immensely proud of our accomplishment. We…

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Momotarō – The Peach Boy

After nearly 3 months and hundreds of student-hours, our collaborative project with Melvina Kurashige’s students in Hawaii is finished and ready to share. Melvina and I have worked together the past several years designing lessons that our students can complete across the Pacific with Minecraft. I teach medieval Japanese history…

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Mannequin Challenge – Minecraft Style

My students and I had a little fun at the end of this year’s Tang Dynasty build. To show off our work, we participated in the mannequin challenge – pretending to be mannequins throughout the city. All four of my periods participated by recreating medieval Chinese city life as I flew through…

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Lessons Learned: Pirate Base Alpha

I’m fortunate this year to have an elective class called Minecraft Academy to end my day. I always look forward to it because we get to really dive in and uncover what it is about Minecraft that we find interesting. One of the projects we do is based around the idea…

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Minechat and Me

I recently had the opportunity to be the guest on Colin Gallagher’s fabulous show, Minechat. We took a tour of my most recent published project, Chang’an. I shared the experience with my students just yesterday. Even though I told them that I would be sharing their work with others, I…

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