How Can MineCraft Improve Education?
Steven Isaacs
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Minecraft is ideal for teaching economics in multiplayer. Even in a non-classroom setting, multiplayer often results in a clash between privatized and socialized resource management.

The game would also be a great platform to teach climate change, with a little modding. Track each player’s carbon footprint, deforestation, destruction of wildlife habitats, pollution, and so forth. Then as students play through the regular crafting advancement, building larger and larger systems to mass-process gathered resources, they can see the effects on the environment. Be sure to disable magic abilities, though.

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