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World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements
July 19 2013
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“Wow, wow, wow. Thank you for making today’s session happen with John Hunter. He is truly a breath of fresh air and so was engaging. He truly is changing the world. Walked back from the session to LGW with my head spinning and in the clouds. As a result, today from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., I have given the directive to our team to be in an “open space.” They are to step away from their computers, phones and to do lists to “be.” No conversations, no to do lists, no tasks. I look forward to sharing the impact of this time to disconnect and be in that space. Again, thanks for the inspiration…great job facilitating Jim. You are remarkable.”
About the Author - John Hunter, a native Virginian and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, is an award-winning teacher and educational consultant. Hunter led his first sessions of the World Peace Game at Richmond Community High School in 1978. Since then, he has taught the game successfully in a variety of settings, from public schools in Virginia and Maryland to a session with Norwegian students sponsored by the European Youth Initiative. He has spoken at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Google’s Palo Alto campus, the Pentagon, the United Nations, and elsewhere. His March 2011 TED talk was greeted with a standing ovation, and Arianna Huffington and Chris Anderson named it the No. 1 talk of TED 2011.
About the Book - In John Hunter’s classroom, students fearlessly tackle global problems and discover surprising solutions by playing his groundbreaking World Peace Game. These kids—from high school all the way down to fourth grade, in schools both well funded and underresourced—take on the roles of politicians, tribal leaders, diplomats, bankers, and military commanders. Through battles and negotiations, standoffs and summits, they strive to resolve dozens of complex, seemingly intractable real-world challenges, from nuclear proliferation to tribal warfare, financial collapse to climate change.