My former student, Carson Mendheim, won our school’s GeoBee and will again compete at the Alabama State Geography Bee at my alma mater, Samford University, in Birmingham.
Back in October Jim Cook, the education reporter for The Dothan Eagle, stopped by to observe my students participate in a Classcraft boss battle.
The video is a montage of student work in MinecraftEDU. The students are building twenty raised-relief maps in small groups. The video begins with a 3D print of France in September 2015 and continues through January 2016. They have done some extraordinary work.
Alabama Seventh Grade Geography Standard 1: “Describe the world in spatial terms using maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies.”
Alabama Seventh Grade Geography Standard 12: “Explain ways geographic features and environmental issues have influenced historical events.”
Alabama Seventh Grade Geography Standard: 11: “Explain the cultural concept of natural resources and changes in spatial distribution, quantity, and quality through time and by location.”
Alabama Seventh Grade Geography Standard 10: “Explain how human systems develop in response to physical environmental conditions.”
Alabama Seventh Grade Geography Standard 9: “Explain how human actions modify the physical environment within and between places, including how human-induced changes affect the environment.”