Do-It-Yourself Curriculum Fun-Schooling With Minecraft

Do-It-Yourself Curriculum Fun-Schooling With Minecraft

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Item #: 068703
ISBN: 9781536914443
Grades: 4-8

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Targeting a slightly older crowd, this flexible curriculum resource may inspire delight-directed learning in your family. In this (mostly) self-study, children begin by choosing topics they wish to study and take steps to achieve their goals. Tips for wisely choosing resources while using these recommended resources: computer access and personal Minecraft world, audio books, Story of the World for the Classical Child, Classical music, Google Earth and parent-approved news sources, educational videos and movies, and a math curriculum (Life of Fred or Math U See suggested). Listed are also a few necessary supplies: pencils, colored pencils, gel pens, origami paper, and a ruler.

The heart of this course is the gentle, guiding learning in an array of subject areas including reading, creative writing, spelling and vocabulary, classical literature and music, mathematics (open ended to use with your math curriculum), science, geography, current events and much more. Comparing this to the author's Fun-Schooling Curriculum: Homeschooling with Minecraft, you will note overlapping activities but a different focus. The aforementioned course includes an animal and farm theme designed to engage younger learners, whereas the DIY Curriculum is written for a slightly older crowd and focuses on Geography and "world news today" events. Woven throughout the course are research projects to learn about mining in the real world, which provides a fascinating "rabbit trail" to a Minecraft study.

If you are wondering which of the Thinking Tree Minecraft studies would best fit your child, younger children who thrive when working more directly with a parent, may find the Fun-Schooling Curriculum: Homeschooling with Minecraft (#068704) a better option. While the reading level recommended for this course is grade 2 and up, many of the research activities and world studies seem better fit for an older child. Other activities like the backyard science nature walk and study may work with all ages. Another consideration in selecting these activities is the student's ability to concentrate for longer periods of time. While the author does not define computer time in this course, her general guidelines for daily study are 5 pages per day for 10 years and under and 10 pages per day for 10 years and up (2-4 hours per day). Repetition is also built into this curriculum guide allowing students to study various aspects of Minecraft in a similar fashion.

Publisher Description:

Are your homeschooling a Minecraft player? Make Minecraft educational!

You can cover every required subject while giving your child freedom to be creative! This Do-It-Yourself Curriculum can provide 2 to 4 hours of homeschooling instruction each day!

Primary Subject
Curriculum
Grade Start
4
Grade End
8
ISBN
9781536914443
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
The Thinking Tree
Weight
2.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.38" x 1.0"
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My learners love minecraft! If I can connect it with our learning goals and curriculum it would be terrific!
Mary E W on Oct 27, 2020
My 10 year old son loves Minecraft and picked this to be his first Thinking Tree Journal.
Katie S on Apr 30, 2020
My learners love minecraft! If I can connect it with our learning goals and curriculum it would be terrific!
Mary E W on Oct 27, 2020
Saw it on YouTube. No Place like homeschooling.
Ronald B on Oct 21, 2020
My 10 year old son loves Minecraft and picked this to be his first Thinking Tree Journal.
Katie S on Apr 30, 2020
Interested in options for low motived students to become more independent.
Barbara M on Apr 2, 2020
Saw it on YouTube. No Place like homeschooling.
Ronald B on Oct 21, 2020
Interested in options for low motived students to become more independent.
Barbara M on Apr 2, 2020
Is this the full color version?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All the pages inside are black and white. But it allows the child the opportunity to color
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