Streams

World Peace Games

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Educational consultant and teacher John Hunter led his first World Peace Game in 1978. He writes about what he's learned about cooperation and teaching in his new book, World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

Guests:

John Hunter
News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [6]

Mary from UWS

Wow. I really wish I had this kind of classroom education when I was in 4th grade (or any grade). I just had to memorize fact after fact with no real world application. Maybe that is why as an adult, I have a hard time understanding the politics of our world conflicts. This is great stuff.

Apr. 02 2013 11:45 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Actually, I believe "violent" video games actually DECREASES the impetus to act out violently in real life. I totally reject the notion that violent video games make children more prone to violence. If anything, they are relatively harmless outlets.

Apr. 02 2013 11:43 AM
San from Westchester

What percentage of the class is devoted to the game? Is it integrated with all the various skill sets that you are teaching? Or is it used for "social studies" only? Seems like it cuts across many areas of study.

Apr. 02 2013 11:42 AM
Kat from Yorktown

How can I bring this kind of teaching and learning experience to my community's schools?

Apr. 02 2013 11:38 AM
M from Brooklyn

Wow my hat goes off to his brilliance. This "game" should be played in more grades more often. This creates a greater impact than reading a bunch of history stories that seem to exist in some far away dimension.

Apr. 02 2013 11:37 AM
Teal from tarrytown

Brilliant!. this is true education, fostering imaginative and critical thinking, sooooo far from the mind-numbing teaching-to-the test curriculum forced on our teachers and students. This is the Top to be "raced to"

Apr. 02 2013 11:36 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.