the world peace game, created by john hunter. later developed into a documentary (which i would like to see now!), titled “World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements”.
a game that combines over 50 problems including economic, social, political, military, global, etc., and allows 4th graders to attempt to solve them with their own countries, political cabinets, assets, and military prowess.. and most of the time, they do!
from his tedtalks conference, john hunter remarks “…and my students solved the global warming problem within a week, among many others that that specific game focused on!”
all of the philosophical conversations that spur from the game are completely headed by the students themselves and john hunter merely acts as a mediator for discussion. talk about a hands-on approach. this teacher is a true visionary.