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"The duo has spent the past two school years developing, implementing, and sharing a three-week Minecraft unit on historic preservation. In their unit's initial rollout at Hulstrom, 4th graders learned how to access a public database typically used only by professional preservationists and read primary documents from the national and state park services. The students then prepared presentations that included virtual replicas of Colorado's significant architectural sites, constructed in Minecraft, as well as written arguments on whether or not a site should continue to be preserved." Education Week -- Minecraft Fueling Creative Ideas, Analytical Thinking in K-12 Classrooms
"Mattapan’s oldest building, a 200-year-old farmhouse, might soon see another harvest. Its barren grounds will transform into planting beds. The 2½-story wooden house will be restored to its 18th-century appearance. It will become a gathering place for residents and a training hub for farming entrepreneurs. A symbol of the region’s agrarian past, the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm will soon provide a glimpse into the future as headquarters for the Urban Farming Institute." Boston Globe -- Mattapan’s oldest building to become urban farming center... Read More →
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