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United States Academic Esports League (USAEL) Launches Nation’s First Elementary Esports Program

August 9, 2023

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The United States Academic Esports League (USAEL) has released a cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to seamlessly blend the excitement of gaming with enriching educational experiences for elementary students. Brand new for 2023, Elementary Esports with USAEL includes three engaging courses that create a dynamic and holistic learning journey for elementary students. Also included are opportunities for national competitions, embedded SEL, inter-school community game and STEM nights.

“The USAEL’s new ‘Through The Ages With Minecraft’ course provides an innovative way to teach critical skills to students,” said Adam Rosen, CEO of Rally Cry. “In-classroom curriculum alongside structured competitions offers an amazing way to harness the power of gaming to bridge in-classroom and extracurricular education in a fun, educational, and structured environment.”

The bundled curriculum is aimed to help educators channel students’ passion for video games into improved academic performance, enhanced social-emotional learning, and future readiness. Computer Science Essentials equips students with essential skills for the digital age with lessons on the fundamentals of computer science, digital citizenship, and cyber safety to foster a strong foundation for success in a world changed by technology. Pathway Esports merges gaming with a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate, and thrive. Lessons go over productive gaming habits, the importance of social-emotional skills like teamwork and communications, and explore various career pathways in STEM. Through the Ages With Minecraft is an immersive experience that takes students on a captivating journey through human history with the help of custom Minecraft worlds. Integrating the science of reading and focusing on social studies, students explore cultures from various eras, engage in interactive history lessons, and participate in creative building competitions.

Elementary Esports with USAEL is supported by full professional development and year-round program support, empowering educators to deliver engaging and effective lessons without needing to be subject-matter experts. The program also offers exciting student opportunities, including Minecraft build competitions and enriching community events that foster collaboration and creativity.

For more information about the program, please visit www.usacademicesports.com/elementary-esports.

About The USAEL:

The United States Academic Esports League (USAEL) is a comprehensive esports program for elementary, middle, and high school students. The program, hosted by education experts Mastery Coding and esports veterans Rally Cry, is committed to enhancing the academic experience of students through the power of gaming. With a fully integrated program including year-round competition, in-classroom and after-school curriculum, and career development modules, the USAEL believes in a better future through gaming, and seeks to empower educators with the best tools to create that future for young people everywhere.


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