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  • World Peace Game Creator and Award-Winning Educator to Speak About Teaching Compassion At Elizabeth Town College

    World Peace Game Creator and Award-Winning Educator to Speak About Teaching Compassion At Elizabeth Town College

    Saturday, 13 February 2016

    John is this year’s Elizabethtown College Carlos R. and Georgiana E. Leffler Memorial Lecturer. In his talk, “World Peace and other Fourth Grade Achievements,” he will share inspiring stories such as this from more than 30 years of teaching.

    The event is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the College’s Gibble Auditorium. Cost is free, but tickets are required. Email lecturetickets@etown.edu or call 717-361-4757.

    Click here to view a wonderful article about John and the World Peace Game by E.A Harvey on the E-Town Now: News From Elizabethtown College website.

  • New World Peace Game Camp: Jefferson School - Charlottesville, VA - June 20-24, 2016

    New World Peace Game Camp: Jefferson School - Charlottesville, VA - June 20-24, 2016

    Tuesday, 12 January 2016

    Join us at the Jefferson School in Charlottesville, VA from June 20th through June 24th, 2016 for a World Peace Game Camp.

    The World Peace Game Camp is an opportunity for boys and girls to experience a 5-day intensive version of John Hunter’s World Peace Game.

    This camp is open to boys and girls who will be entering 4th grade through 7th grade.

    Registration is only open to 1st time players. 

  • Two Teachers Share What The World Peace Game Master Class Meant For Them

    Two Teachers Share What The World Peace Game Master Class Meant For Them

    Thursday, 22 October 2015

    Meghan Kearns, a teacher from Milwaukee Montessori School, a day school serving children from 3-12 years old, shared her experience with the Game and attending the International Master Class:

          I had the great honor of meeting John at a conference in 2012. After hearing his keynote speech, I was hooked! He spoke about growing up in his mother's classroom, his travels through the East, and the creation of The World Peace Game. He brought the audience into his world and I wanted nothing more than to bring The Game to our students.  We invited Mr. Hunter to Milwaukee Montessori School to share with us his secrets of bringing the problems of the world to students in a way, so complicated and intense but with so much meaning and achievement.

          I recall sitting around a huge piece of paper with Mr. Hunter and several collegeagues as we tried to map out the intricacies of The Game and being completely amazed with not only the nuts and bolts of The Game but with the unlimited opportunities that it allows the players. After much hard work, we were able to integrate The World Peace Game into our economic geography curriculum as a culminating experience for our sixth-grade students.

          Being invited to attend inaugural International Master Class was a tremendous gift and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. The idea of bringing so many passionate and dedicated educators together with the task of insuring that The World Peace Game continues to thrive was phenomenal. Not only for those of us who were there but to those students past, present and future who will be forever changed by the experiences presented through The World Peace Game.


    Manuela Murariu travelled from Romania where she runs a language center. Manuela was first trained as a WPG facilitator in Emmersdorf, Austria as part of the Foundation’s collaboration with GlobArt. After translating the Game materials into Romanian, she taught the Game to a group of teens who became the first group in Romania to play the WPG:

          Attending the International Masterclass in June meant beyond all connection and broader view. By the week’s end, I had the impression that I went around the world and played the WPG in so many other locations! I found a teacher that has set up her own school, another one that works with gifted children, another one that is passionate about homeschooling, another that has extended experience in training adults, another that has lived and taught in South Korea and with all the exchanges I had I just got richer.

          As for the future, I find a lot of meaning in sharing the WPG and the entire philosophy and approach behind it with as many teachers as possible, since to me this is a primary tool to make the world of the future a more peaceful one. After my return from the International Masterclass in June 2015 the main headlines in Europe were about the Greek crisis, and I had the feeling that if the President of the World Bank and the Prime Minister of Greece had the opportunity to play the WPG in their school years, the process and the outcome of the managing the crisis would have looked different.


    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MASTER CLASS

  • World Peace Game Creator and Award-Winning Educator to Speak About Teaching Compassion At Elizabeth Town College
  • New World Peace Game Camp: Jefferson School - Charlottesville, VA - June 20-24, 2016
  • New Master Class: Miami Country Day School - Miami, FL - March 14-18, 2016
  • New Master Class: Stiftsgymnasium - Melk, Austria - March 29-April 2, 2016
  • Two Teachers Share What The World Peace Game Master Class Meant For Them

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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.