SummerFun! / Virtual Programs -
Learn math, economics, civics, geometry, and how democracy works as we join together online to create a city within a virtual Minecraft world. Through this engaging, problem-solving class, design your own house and business as we learn about budgeting, profit and loss, and supply and demand. As we serve on a city council, study how laws are made and work together to create and vote on a city constitution. Work in committees to make key decisions and design buildings for their city. We will use mathematics and geometry to construct a working urban environment. STEM skills have never been so fun!
Lesson 1: Welcome to Our City! Let's Plan the Construction of Your House, How Cities Get Their Names, City Council Debate & Vote: What to do with the Park?
Lesson 2: "The Basics of Business", Business Budgeting, Continue Constructing Your House, Planning Your Business, City Council Debate & Vote: Should Cars be Allowed?
Lesson 3: Our City Flag, Constructing your Business, Creating Your City Flag Nominee, A Letter from a Concerned Citizen, A Fire Station Solution, Business Tours to Fellow Students
Lesson 4: City Buildings and City Planning, "What's First?: Planning Our First City Buildings!", Creating City Blueprints, City Building Budgeting, Giving Out Shopper Points, City Council: A Letter from a Concerned Citizen (Hospitals & Apartments), Vote on Apartment Plan
Lesson 5: Writing Our Constitution, Business Reports, City Council: Meeting a Letter from a Concerned Citizen (Hospitals & Apartments), Vote on Sign Up Sheet Questions
Lesson 6: A Group Project, Capturing Your City, The Future of Cities, Taxes: Why Do We Have Them?, Our City lives On…
Right Brain Curriculum is a Boston-based education company offering engaging, project-based learning programs for kids in grades 2-8 throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Their mission is to create outstanding, student-centered enrichment programs that allow kids to experience real life in a fun, engaging atmosphere. See full curriculum previews of all their classes at rightbraincurriculum.com