World Peace Game

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The World Peace Game is a world-famous educational activity created by educator John Hunter. Developed by Hunter in 1978, the game presents players with a series of global crises which they must work together to solve. The game revolves around a four-tiered board made of Plexiglass. Students are divided into four countries and given the roles of prime minister, secretary of state, minister of defense or chief financial officer of their respective teams. [1] To win the game, students must solve more than 50 crises and each country must end up better off than when the game began. The children solve the problems through open-ended play and collaboration. [2] Since its creation in Charlottesville, the game has gone on to be the subject of a documentary and is now played in more than 27 countries and 40 cities. [3] The documentary, "World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements", created by independent filmmaker Chris Farina, led to numerous opportunities for Hunter and the children playing the game, including a visit to the Pentagon. [4]

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References

  1. Web. International educators unite behind local teacher’s World Peace Game, Grace Paine, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 26, 2015, retrieved July 26, 2017.
  2. Web. 'World Peace Game' inventor John Hunter to speak at Elizabethtown College, Tim Stuhldreher, News Article, Lancaster Online, Elizabethtown College, February 12, 2016, retrieved July 26, 2017.
  3. Web. World Peace Game camp teaches collaboration, lessons for the future, Talia Wiener, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 24, 2017, retrieved July 11, 2017.
  4. Web. From fourth grade to the Pentagon and back: Teacher John Hunter talks world peace at Elizabethtown College, Tim Stuhldreher, News Article, Lancaster Online, Elizabethtown College, February 17, 2016, retrieved July 26, 2017.

External Links

Official site