In this beginner course, Skill Samurai provides foundational computer science training using Java and Minecraft. Covering key coding concepts such as basic conditional statements, loops, and functions, we build a series of progressively more rigorous projects that provide a solid foundation in Java programming. Students will build a number of custom mods including swords, blocks, ores.
Skill Samurai’s research-based, project based learning (PBL) approach to Minecraft 1 keeps the learning fun and engaging, while ensuring a solid foundation in CS.
Upon completion of Minecraft 1 Core, students will be ready to advance to Minecraft 2 Core.
Minecraft 1 Core Curriculum – Ages 8+
The Minecraft 1 Core course normally takes between 2 and 4 months to complete, depending upon course frequency (1:1 versus 1:1 Accelerated), the student’s prior coding experience, and the student’s consistency in completing homework assignments. Our teachers move at the student’s pace, and spend time ensuring that students have a thorough understanding of key concepts.
Explorer M1: Project 1 Eclipse IDE, Conditionals, Loops
Explorer M2: Project 2: Data Types, Creating Objects
Explorer M3: Project 3: Functions, Basic Inheritance
Explorer M3: Project 4: Access Modifiers, Basic Inheritance