Empresarios meets Minecraft @ RMS

Seventh grade history students recently experienced in Minecraft what it was like for the early settlers of Texas who arrived via Empresarios.    Students worked with a partner to take an undeveloped piece of land in Minecraft and make it their home including a home, a water source and a cash crop.  During the process students had to survive an attack of the Minecraft native and finally had to take their crop to market to see if they had done enough to be a successful farmer.