“The Great Tech Story,” the Computer History Museum’s world in Minecraft: Education Edition, empowers students to become engaged digital citizens. It will inspire you to make and use technology that change the world for the better. Through exploration of the exhibit’s key artifacts and stories you will gain an understanding of the origins of technology that impacts our world. You will also explore immersive experiences and play through activities to learn hardware and software concepts, meet a startup team, debate ethics in tech, and see how technology is used in daily life.
Five NPCs located throughout the exhibits teleport you to immersive experiences to explore different topics related to computing and technology.
CHM Tour Guide
Location in exhibit: Relay
Teleports to: The Hardware Garage
Location in exhibit: Lunar Lander
Teleports to: The Software Lab
Location in exhibit: Palm Pilot
Teleports to: The Startup Workspace
Location in exhibit: Self-driving Car
Teleports to: The Ethics Forum
Location in exhibit: Texting
Teleports to: The Impact House
Learn more about what you will encounter in the immersive experiences.
In this experience, you will meet historic technology innovators and learn about some of the key hardware components of computers.
In this experience, you will meet historic technology innovators and learn about some of the key concepts of computer software.
In this experience, you will meet a team of five NPCs discussing “Project X.” In the team’s workspace, you will engage with each NPC to learn about their roles and responsibilities in the startup company, the challenges they face in the engineering design process, and the tech innovator’s journey.
In this experience, you will meet a team of five NPCs discussing important issues and values that are important to consider when technology is designed, built, used or reimagined.
In this experience, you will meet a family of six, including a grandmother, mother, father, and three kids. Each character shares something about the technology they are using in their daily life.
You will apply knowledge and skills gained exploring the museum and learning experiences to complete a build challenge.
Check back over time for new build challenges.
A glossary of terms used in the game. Download the vocabulary list (PDF).
Download this Student Resource Guide (PDF).