Journey through time, explore ancient cultures, and create your own civilizations with Though the Ages: Minecraft. Using game-based learning, participants will travel across 6 eras in human history, from the Paleolithic Era to the Industrial Revolution, and practice the Science of Reading along the way. 

This course is recommended for grades 3-5 with no prior experiences needed. It is best suited for students who:

  • Have interest in Minecraft or collaborative gaming
  • Learn well through hands-on experience
  • May be struggling with engagement in Language Arts or Social Studies



6 Minecraft Edu Worlds

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Game-based Curriculum


Comprehensive Lesson Plans

Course Breakdown

In this course, students are introduced six eras of human history through custom-built Minecraft Edu worlds that simulate the different eras.

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The Paleolithic Era


The Neolithic Era


The Iron Age

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The Classical Era


The Middle Ages

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The Industrial Revolution

In this course, students will:


Discover, design, and recreate historical wonders

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Explore antient cultures and customs

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Engage in immersive storytelling


Strengthen collaboration and digital citizenship skills

Bring to Your School
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Hardware/Software Requirements

  • Laptop or desktop running Windows or macOS
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Headphones
  • Minecraft Education Edition (one license per student)
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