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Feb 16, 2023

"To fully understand who I am and what I am capable of, I need to always see myself in terms of a community." --John Hunter

World Peace & Other 4th Grade Achievements

The World Peace Game, a brainchild of public school teacher John Hunter, pits teams of students against each other as leaders of countries in crises and conflict. The students scheme and negotiate, compete and cooperate, wage war and make peace. But the game is not won until all countries enjoy security and prosperity. Says one fourth grader, "One of the things I learned is that other people matter. In this game one person can't win, everyone has to win. That taught me a lot about cooperating with other people, being generous, and having an attitude that, if you work together, you can achieve anything."

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In this engaging talk, Hunter explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches -- spontaneous, and always surprising -- go further than classroom lectures can. More ...



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