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  • Emmersdorf World Peace Game 2015: The Teachers

    Emmersdorf World Peace Game 2015: The Teachers

    Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    From Austria to Australia, the internationally diverse group of teachers and industry professionals comprised one of the largest groups the WPG Master Class has ever hosted.  Many teachers brought unique insights from their local classrooms and school systems. A Croatian school administrator was even in attendance, hoping to institute the World Peace Game as a teaching tool in her school system on a broader basis.

  • Emmersdorf World Peace Game 2015: The Students

    Emmersdorf World Peace Game 2015: The Students

    Friday, 01 May 2015

    Throughout the week, students grew more and more emotionally invested in serving as leaders in their own countries. It was easy to see the students' sudden "a-ha!" moment, when the theory, or "DNA" as John aptly describes it, crystalized for each of them.  

  • PERSPECTIVES AND REFLECTIONS: INSIGHTS AND COMMENTARY BY TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AT THE EMMERSDORF WORLD PEACE GAME MASTER CLASS AND CAMP 2015

    Tuesday, 21 April 2015

    2015 Emmersdorf ChristianMacht Teachers Christian Macht and Milan Kotik with John

    During this year's Austrian World Peace Game 2015 at Emmersdorf, journalist and artist Catherine Menhofer audio-recorded game action and interviews with student players and teachers. Catherine designs articles, reports, and news for OE1, an  Austrian radio program featuring broadcasts on journals, news, and culture topics. The broadcast is a must for any German speakers, who want to learn more about the curriculum of peace.

    Catherine's OE1 Broadcast on the WPG

  • The World Peace Game and GlobArt at Emmersdorf II!

    The World Peace Game and GlobArt at Emmersdorf II!

    Wednesday, 08 April 2015

    The World Peace Game: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Understanding in Emmersdorf II 2015

    As day One arrived, teachers and non-pedagogical professionals filed in, an international mix, bringing with them a pervasive air of enthusiasm. Simultaneously, the kids brought with them reticence, and in some, timidity. By the first few words of John's dynamic introduction to the game, the nervous giggling and fidgeting gave way to rapt attention. 

     

  • Emmersdorf World Peace Game 2015: The Teachers
  • Emmersdorf World Peace Game 2015: The Students
  • WORLD PEACE GAME NOW HAS A YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
  • The World Peace Game and GlobArt at Emmersdorf II!

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WAMU American University Radio: 'World Peace Game' Teaches Kids Cooperation, Compassion

on Thursday, 23 May 2013. Posted in Media Coverage

WAMU American University Radio: 'World Peace Game' Teaches Kids Cooperation, Compassion

'World Peace Game' Teaches Kids Cooperation, Compassion

Think back to fourth grade. What were you doing in school? Were you practicing fractions? Learning photosynthesis? Maybe you were studying the British colonization of the New World?

Well, if we fast-forward to now, a modern-day fourth grader named Sarah Schmidt has been up to something a little bit different.

“We made the treaty last week about buying the land,” she explains. “And once we bought the land we bought 20,000 troops before that, with our solar-power plants, our two submarines and our oxygen-production plant. So now we’re scattering them and making sure that areas are covered for military strike.”

Sarah Schmidt, you see, isn’t just a fourth grader at Agnor-Hurt Elementary School in Charlottesville, Va. Sarah Schmidt is an officer in the United Nations.

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School Library Journal : World Peace and Other Infinite Possibilities: Educator John Hunter Talks to SLJ

on Friday, 26 April 2013. Posted in Media Coverage

School Library Journal : World Peace and Other Infinite Possibilities: Educator John Hunter Talks to SLJ

World Peace and Other Infinite Possibilities: Educator John Hunter Talks to SLJ

By Karyn M. Peterson

If (and when) future generations succeed in saving the world, we may all have John Hunter to thank.

The veteran teacher, educational consultant, and author has been inspiring creative and critical thinking, compassion, confidence, and pragmatic problem solving in kids for 35 years through his innovative World Peace Game, his unyielding positivity and optimism, and his intuitive understanding of what kids’ need to succeed.

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Edutopia: How 4th Graders are Achieving World Peace

on Wednesday, 17 April 2013. Posted in Media Coverage

Edutopia: How 4th Graders are Achieving World Peace
In 1978, John Hunter introduced a complex, immersive, interactive, collaborative, geopolitical game to his elementary school students. In 2011, he gained a global following when he delivered a TED talk about his 30-year experience of "Teaching with the World Peace Game." The talk was shared far and wide as millions were moved by his example of hands-on teaching. And millions began thinking about how to bring out the best in every child through an aspiration for something greater than even the most powerful on earth have yet to achieve -- peace.

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John Hunter Interview by Student at Hillside School

on Monday, 28 January 2013. Posted in Education, Interviews

John Hunter Interview by Student at Hillside School
Abhijay Bhatnagar interviewed John Hunter in the new media lab at Hillside School on MLK day. His interview was one of the most thoughtful and joyful that Mr. Hunter has conducted!

Abhijay and his fellow Hillside students from all over the world have a unique understanding of global competency and cross cultural understanding that make John Hunter's World Peace Game accessible and interesting to them.

Here's a Preview Video of the Interview:


You can find the full interview linked below.

Pillars of Peace Hawai'i Profiles World Peace Game

on Friday, 26 October 2012. Posted in Media Coverage

Pillars of Peace Hawai'i Profiles World Peace Game

The Hawaii Community Foundation, Pam Omidiyar, hundreds of teachers, Bob Peters, Bruce Schauble, Nainoa Thompson, Phil Bossert, Lucy Ahn, Robert Witt -- so many of the people whom we met in Hawai'i I had heard of for years because of their deep and formidable work. It was a feeling of homecoming to meet them in person when we arrived and come to know what the aloha spirit is through the wonderful interactions and exchanges we had everywhere!

Some wonderful new people that we met were Colleen, Robbie, and Jana from the Pillars of Peace Hawai'i project who highlight peace leaders who exemplify the Spirit of Hawai'i in their work. John Hunter were delighted to spend the afternoon talking with them about their work and about his. We appreciate the nice profile of the World Peace Game and the work that John is doing with the Martin Institute to teach teachers that they have shared on their website.

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