MinecraftEdu World Library

The Urban Game

Ages 10-18+
Published by UNCG SELF Design Studio  •  Posted 1161 days ago
The year is 1700 and the nation is England. The scene is a rural village. Students work together to build various structures found during the English Industrial Revolution.
Social Studies > History - English Industrial Revolution
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World Details and Requirements
Created by: Mike Renne
World version: 1.0
Supported MinecraftEdu Versions: 1.7.10
World Type: Adventure, Exploration, Mission Based


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The Urban Game in MinecraftEDU

This is a virtual recreation of the paper-based simulation - The Urban Game. The round information comes from: http://www.thecaveonline.com/APEH/TheUrbanGame.htm.

The simulation has been played with 7th grade Social Studies students. They were split into 2 groups and had to complete each of the Rounds. Assigning roles ahead of time helped the simulation run more efficiently. We chose resource gatherer, canal builder, church builder, general builder, treasure hunter, and tool maker as roles. Others could be substituted. There are several chests hidden in-world that contain pre-made stone, iron, and diamond (just one) tools.


1. How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report

information from a spatial perspective.

2. How to use mental maps to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context.

3. How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface.

4. The physical and human characteristics of places.

5. The characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth’s surface.

6. The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement.

7. How human actions modify the physical environment.

8. How physical systems affect human systems.

9. How to apply geography to interpret the past.