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Minecraft’s Good Trouble aims to help build a better world

Written By published February 22, 2021

Minecraft: Education Edition‘s Lessons in Good Trouble includes many famous activists throughout history and the world – such as Malala Yousafzai, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst – and learning zones that take learners of any age to many places, including Selma, Alabama, India, Pakistan, the U.K. and South Africa.

The latest two lessons are on the Black Lives Matter and the U.S. civil rights movements (focused on the march across Edmund Pettus Bridge, the Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-Ins and Rosa Parks’ protest against public segregation). There will be 10 lessons in all, releasing over the course of spring. They all reinforce how “good trouble” – the kind Congressman John Lewis was known for causing to secure the right to vote – can build a better world.

In addition to Good Trouble, the Minecraft Education team also released two new lessons for Black History Month that cover Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and include self-identifying exercises that lead to a “Museum of Me.”

Good Trouble is gaining great traction, with more than 2.1 million downloads around the world.

Find out more about the lessons, the educators who developed them and children who have experienced the world at Microsoft Stories.