Tuesday, April 26, 2011

World Peace Game – John Hunter on TED

Wonder how to get kids involved in civics and current events? Watch how 4th Grade teacher John Hunter helps his students learn about world events through an amazing classroom simulation and empowers them to make a difference in both the virtual world he has created AND in the real world around them.  And he does it using a good old-fashioned board game that he created.

Mr. Hunter tells us about his World Peace Game while discussing how great teachers have influenced him and his teaching style.  He uses this simulation to help kids engage in real-world problem-solving, guiding students through current issues of the day. He sets the stage and lets kids be “in charge,” while he facilitates their exploration & learning.

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