In John Hunter’s classroom, students fearlessly set about tackling global problems - and discovering surprising solutions - by playing Hunter’s groundbreaking World Peace Game.
These kids — from 4th grade through high school (in schools both well-funded and under-resourced) — take on the roles of prime ministers, tribal leaders, diplomats, and military commanders.
Through battles and negotiations, standoffs and summits, they strive to resolve a sequence of many-layered, interconnected scenarios, from nuclear proliferation to tribal warfare.
The kids test the possibility of confrontation,
only later - ultimately - to choose peace.
John's class even played the World Peace Game with the Department of Defense at the Pentagon last year – and will play again there this spring - offering all of us not only a forward-thinking vision from the front lines of American education, but also a generous blueprint for a world that bends toward cooperation, rather than conflict.
Now, John Hunter joins Julie Ann on ConsciousSHIFT to share inspiring stories from over thirty years teaching the World Peace Game, revealing the principles of successful collaboration that people of any age can apply anywhere - & tools which may help us all in efforts for a more peaceful world.
Award-winning teacher John Hunter has spoken at TED, the Aspen Ideas Festival, the United Nations, and elsewhere to share the lessons of the World Peace Game.
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