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 leaders and were tasked with finding solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems. Today, the game is a 4-foot-square, four-layer Plexiglas structure, and Hunter’s fourth-grade players must successfully solve 50 interlocking problems—while increasing the asset value of each country—to win.
- World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements Now Available in Korean
- An interview with John Hunter from TEMPO, the journal of the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented
- Fall, 2017 newsletter
- John Hunter Joins UVa Conference Highlighting Youth Activism and Civic Engagement
- Teaching for World Peace with John Hunter