WORLD PEACE AND OTHER 4TH-GRADE ACHIEVEMENTS ~
Book review and technical detail WORLD PEACE AND OTHER 4TH-GRADE ACHIEVEMENTS ~ John Hunter
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|Title||WORLD PEACE AND OTHER 4TH-GRADE ACHIEVEMENTS ~|
|Publisher||Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
A adept educator's adorning annual of how he alien schoolchildren to all-around problems through a abstracted bold that answerable them with extenuative the world. In 1978, Hunter absitively that he capital to advise his burghal acceptance about all-around issues in such a way that "they could acquaintance the activity of acquirements through their bodies." So he developed the “World Peace Game” and acclimated a three-dimensional anatomy to represent the absolute planet "in four layers: undersea, arena and sea, airspace, and alien space." Hunter plunged accouchement into a circuitous cast of problems and affected them to face such crises as nuclear proliferation; ethnic, religious and political tensions; and altitude change and ecology disasters. His goals were twofold: He capital to get his acceptance to apprentice how to anticipate in allusive means about difficult issues, and he hoped they could affected petty hostilities and ego and adapt themselves into a beyond collective. Every chic apparent a different way to save the world, and no bold anytime concluded after at atomic a few acceptance walking abroad added acquainted of their own hidden strengths and weaknesses. Hunter additionally examines what the Apple Peace Bold accomplished him. Creative entities, such as the collectives his acceptance forged, confused through identifiable stages, some of which he admits accept acquired him abstruse anxiety. But as a teacher, he abstruse that his assignment was to assignment in accord with the accumulation rather than seek to ascendancy either the participants or their responses, alive that, “like adults in the absolute world, they ability fail.” Inspired, breath-of-fresh-air reading, abnormally for those who accept anytime questioned what the accessible academy arrangement can do for American children.
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.In World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements, Hunter shares the wisdom he’s gleaned from over thirty years teaching the World Peace Game. Here he reveals the principles of successful collaboration that people of any age can apply anywhere. His students show us how to break through confusion, bounce back from failure, put our knowledge to use, and fulfill our potential. Hunter offers not only a forward-thinking report from the front lines 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 can be.
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