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World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements
by John Hunter


Overview - "At a time when school systems have completely lost focus on what really matters, John Hunter reminds us what we should be teaching our children. His ideas will help anyone who has the courage to understand that a real education must go beyond filling in circles on a standardized test form." -- Rafe Esquith, author of Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire

Can playing a game lead to world peace?  Read more...


 
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Overview
"At a time when school systems have completely lost focus on what really matters, John Hunter reminds us what we should be teaching our children. His ideas will help anyone who has the courage to understand that a real education must go beyond filling in circles on a standardized test form." -- Rafe Esquith, author of Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire

Can playing a game lead to world peace? If it's John Hunter's World Peace Game, it just might. In Hunter's classroom, students take on the roles of presidents, tribal leaders, diplomats, and military commanders. Through battles and negotiations, standoffs and summits, they strive to resolve a sequence of many-layered, interconnected scenarios, from nuclear proliferation to tribal warfare.

Now, Hunter shares inspiring stories from over thirty years of teaching the World Peace Game, revealing the principles of successful collaboration that people of any age can apply. He offers not only a forward-thinking report from the frontlines of American education, but also a generous blueprint for a world that bends toward cooperation rather than conflict. In this deeply hopeful book, a visionary educator shows us what the future of education can be.

"Inspired, breath-of-fresh-air reading." -- Kirkus Reviews

"With numerous reflections on the game's impact on certain students and a resounding final chapter highlighting his class's 2012 visit to the Pentagon, Hunter proves the value of 'slow teaching' in this important, fascinating, highly readable resource for educators and parents alike." -- Booklist

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780544290037
  • ISBN-10: 0544290038
  • Publisher: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.23 x 5.33 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds


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