Home / My World Social Studies Curriculum – Courses 1 thru 5

 

The specific weekly topics are outlined for each course below. You may follow the suggested curriculum or pick and choose from among all of our courses to design your own program.

communityMy World 1 – Community & Citizenship

Did you know that belonging to the GamED Academy Minecraft Server makes you part of a community? Do you have any responsibilities?  What are your rights? In this course you will discover the answers to these questions as you dig into what it means to be part of a community, including types of communities, community helpers, and transportation.  Roll up your sleeves and get ready to work for the GamED community!

Week 1 – Community & Community Helpers
Week 2 – Rural, Suburban, & Urban
Week 3 – Transportation & Homes
Week 4 – Rights & Responsibilities
Week 5 – Citizenship & Community Responsibilities
Week 6 – Capstone Project

geographyMy World 2 – Introduction to Geography

What is geography?  By the end of this course you will be able to answer that question as you learn about land and landforms, and continents and oceans.  Then, it is time to explore as you  learn about maps and map making.  Use your new knowledge to hunt treasure in Minecraft and  save yourself from becoming hopelessly lost.  Will you find Ms. Jody’s lost jewels?

Week 1 – Classifying the Land
Week 2 – Understanding Landforms
Week 3 – Reading Maps
Week 4 – Continents & Oceans
Week 5 – Making Maps
Week 6 – Capstone Project

governmentMy World 3 – Introduction to Democracy

Are you ready to be president of GamED Academy?  In this course you will get the chance to run for president as you learn more about the branches of government, local and state governments, presidents, voting, and symbols of the United States government.  Start thinking about how you will win the hearts and minds of the GamED academy students as you fight for the right to be named President of GamED!

Week 1 – Branches of Government
Week 2 – Local and State Government
Week 3 – Presidents
Week 4 – Voting
Week 5 – U.S. Symbols
Week 6 – Capstone Project

us1My World 4 – U.S. History, The Early Years

The United State’s early beginning were full of drama and war. Communication and transportation advancements dramatically changed the face of western expansion and scientific invention changed the way we lived our daily lives. In this course you will imagine life without electricity. You will live through wars and marvel and inventions that are inconceivable to your pioneer mind. Join us for this walk through history.

Week 1 – America’s Beginning
Week 2 – The Early Wars
Week 3 – Communication & Transportation
Week 4 – Inventions
Week 5 – Western Expansion
Week 6 – Capstone Project

us2My World 5 – U.S. History, A Fall from the Top

With the success of early colonization and the flow of the Colombian exchange, the United states was set up for a golden age. We called this age the Roaring Twenties and it was amazing. Unfortunately, golden ages don’t last and the depression plunged the country into despair. In this course you will join us on this roller coaster journey through some of the best and worst times of the United States.

Week 1 – Early Colonization
Week 2 – Colombian Exchange
Week 3 – Roaring Twenties
Week 4 – The Depression
Week 5 – Personalities of the 1900s
Week 6 – Capstone Project

 

Course Information

  • Course Code: MW-1to5
  • Course Location: Online
  • Course Delivery: Assignment Portal + Minecraft
  • Course Duration: 6 weeks
  • Contacts: info@GamEDAcademy.com
 

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