“World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements”, an award-winning film by Chris Farina, interweaves the story of John Hunter, a teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his students’ participation in an exercise called the World Peace Game. The game triggers an eight-week transformation of the children from students of a neighborhood public school to citizens of the world. The film reveals how a wise, loving teacher can unleash students’ full potential and lead them to develop critical and creative problem-solving skills and stewardship of world problems. Discussion with teacher John Hunter and filmmaker Chris Farina to follow the screening. Jamie Baker of the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence will moderate.
Day: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Place: IFC Center, 323 6th Avenue at West 3rd Street
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