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Minecraft Club for 5-12 year olds

Can’t get enough of Minecraft? Curious how to take your gaming skills to the next level? Minecraft Club is the place to be!

The nature and popularity of Minecraft encourages teamwork and real-time collaboration. In these sessions, young designers will work together to build a Minecraft city that demonstrates principles of urban sustainability, a crucial issue for the next generation. At present, 54% of the people on earth live in cities, but by 2050, that number will rise to 67%, meaning that we need to design cities thoughtfully.

Members of MODA's Minecraft Club will have an opportunity to attend 10 meetings at MODA in which they'll participate in the guided building of a green city. Attend all the meetings or just those that fit into your schedule!

Participating young designers will:

  • Learn about and build homes, civic, industrial and commercial structures

  • Learn about and discuss “green” concepts, sustainability in urban environments, transportation systems, and built alternative energy infrastructure

  • Develop vocabulary necessary to discuss urban environments, including design vocabulary ('scale', 'rhythm,' 'walkability,' 'density') and social vocabulary ('mobility,' 'sense of place,' 'community values,' 'housing equity' )

  • Refine their understanding of architecture and the built environment and its impact on individuals and communities

  • Learn to use Minecraft as a design tool for exploring and addressing real-world problems

  • Use the design thinking process as a means of addressing the challenges they face in this course

  • Refine the human interaction skills used in design thinking, including empathy, teamwork, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing and refining ideas

  • Improve their coding skills as they learn more refined ways to interact with Minecraft

This “green city” will be built on the MODA Minecraft server, meaning that participants will be able to continue to access their work and keep collaborating with one another and with others once the sessions end.

egister for the November 19 meeting: $20 members / $25 non-members