ABOUT THE GAME
The World Peace Game is a hands-on political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to extricate each country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. As “nation teams,” students will gain greater understanding of the critical impact of information and how it is used.
LEARN TO FACILITATE THE GAME
Master Classes Are Open to Teachers of All Grade Levels
A Master Class with John Hunter is an unparalleled experience for teachers to come together in an environment insulated from the demanding rhythms and routines of the day in order to interrogate their own teaching practices. Classes are meant for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas.
Using John Hunter’s World Peace Game as an inspiring and challenging analogy, class participants are led by John Hunter through a series of reflective questions and activities that uncover the grounding assumptions of their teaching practice.
MEET JOHN HUNTER
A native Virginian and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, John Hunter is an award-winning gifted teacher and educational consultant who has dedicated his life to helping children realize their full potential. Employing his background as a musician composer and filmmaker during a three-decade career as a teacher, Hunter has combined his gifted teaching and artistic talents to develop unique teaching programs using multimedia software programs in creative writing and film courses.
WORLD PEACE NEWS
The secretary of defense had to end his 11:30 meeting abruptly when he was called to the White House. His guests didn’t mind — they liked seeing all the men with walkie-talkies swoop in to usher Leon E. Panetta out. Awesome! Besides, they wanted to play with the coins...read more
In 1978, John Hunter created the World Peace Game to teach his Virginia high school students about creativity, problem solving, and peace. Then, the homemade game was a 4-by-5-foot piece of plywood featuring the outlines of countries; students assumed roles as global...read more
This TED Talk, is about a geo-political exercise I created for public school children in 1978. Its consistent successful outcome over the last three decades (negotiating and solving fifty inter-locking global problems, and having every nation’s asset value and...read more