Minecraft: Great Tech Story

Immerse Yourself in Computing History with the People and Ideas in Tech!


In this lesson, students will learn where their phone, game console, or latest app came from. Students will also learn how computing in the past evolve into what we experience today and how they can make and use tech to change the world for the better.


  • Explore the evolution of technology—where it came from and how it’s used today.
  • Learn and think about the impact of technology on real people and the world.
  • Explore and understand the engineering design process and how a prototype becomes a product.
  • Learn to think critically about issues of transparency, privacy, access, intentions, and diversity when building and using technology.
  • Understand basic concepts behind how hardware and software work.

Curriculum Connections Summary

  • Ontario - Science & Technology
  • Quebec - Science & Technology
  • New Brunswick - Science
  • Nova Scotia - Science
  • Alberta - Science & Technology
  • British Columbia - ADST
  • Manitoba - Science
  • Prince Edward Island - Science Curriculum
  • Saskatchewan - Science
  • Newfoundland & Labrador - Technology Education
  • Yukon Territories - Follows B.C.'s Curriculum
  • Northwest Territories - Follows Alberta's Curriculum
  • Nunavut - Follows Alberta's Curriculum

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Minecraft: Education Edition
Minecraft: Education Edition

A game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.