How do you teach young people skills like teamwork, collaboration and empathy? One teacher came up with a brilliant game that has made a lasting impression on his students and future generations.
The World Peace Game, a brainchild of public school teacher John Hunter, pits teams of students against each other as leaders of countries in crises and conflict. The students scheme and negotiate, compete and cooperate, wage war and make peace. But the game is not won until all countries enjoy security and prosperity.
Says one fourth grader, “One of the things I learned is that other people matter. In this game one person can’t win, everyone has to win. That taught me a lot about cooperating with other people, being generous, and having an attitude that, if you work together, you can achieve anything.” www.worldpeacegames.org
Winning the hearts and minds of his students!