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WE HAVE WORLD PEACE!!!

on Friday, 01 April 2016. Posted in News

The World Peace Game in Japan has been won!!!

WE HAVE WORLD PEACE!!!

These amazing children did it with literally a few seconds left on the clock!
Congratulations to the students!
Congratulations to WPG Facilitators Marika Taniguchi and Rina Mochizuki!

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World Peace Game featured on Charlottesville Inside Out

on Thursday, 31 March 2016. Posted in News

World Peace Game featured on Charlottesville Inside Out
Dear Friends of the World Peace Game,
 
Tune in tonight, March 31st, 2016, for the Charlottesville Inside-Out  public television episode featuring the World Peace Game Camp and International Master Class from June, 2015.
 
For those of you in the Charlottesville/Richmond area, Charlottesville Inside-Out airs on Thursdays at 8:30pm and on Sundays at 12:30pm  on the following channels:
 
WHTJ PBS SD (standard definition) Over-the-air Channel 41.1 • Comcast 7 • DishTV 41 (DirecTV)
WHTJ PBS HD (high definition) Over-the-air 41.1 • Comcast 220 • DishTV 7933
WCVE in Richmond
 
Outside the immediate area, this program will be available to watch on-line at whtj.org/cvio within five days of airing.
 
Happy viewing!

 

World Peace Game and Master Class Report - Miami Country Day School

on Tuesday, 22 March 2016. Posted in News

World Peace Game and Master Class Report - Miami Country Day School

Congratulations to the 4th grade students from Miami Country Day School and Saint Andrew's School 6th graders who worked diligently last week to solve the WPG multiple crises and achieve peace!  They were joined by 28 educators from across the United States, Mexico, and Hong Kong as part of a Master Class with John Hunter. 

John Hunter's upcoming visit to Elizabethtown College featured on Lancaster Online

on Thursday, 18 February 2016. Posted in News

John Hunter's upcoming visit to Elizabethtown College featured on Lancaster Online

FROM FOURTH GRADE TO THE PENTAGON AND BACK: TEACHER JOHN HUNTER TALKS WORLD PEACE AT ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE

TIM STUHLDREHER | Staff Writer
LancasterOnline
Feb 17, 2016

"John Hunter believes deeply in the primacy of the teacher-student relationship, in seeing things in fresh ways, and in compassion and cooperation.

Predetermined "right answers," not so much.

When teachers and authority figures act as... more

Two Teachers Share What The World Peace Game Master Class Meant For Them

on Thursday, 22 October 2015. Posted in News

Two Teachers Share What The World Peace Game Master Class Meant For Them

Meghan Kearns, a teacher from Milwaukee Montessori School, a day school serving children from 3-12 years old, shared her experience with the Game and attending the International Master Class:

      I had the great honor of meeting John at a conference in 2012. After hearing his keynote speech, I was hooked! He spoke about growing up in his mother's classroom, his travels through the East, and the creation of The World Peace Game. He brought the audience into his world and I wanted nothing more than to bring The Game to our students.  We invited Mr. Hunter to Milwaukee Montessori School to share with us his secrets of bringing the problems of the world to students in a way, so complicated and intense but with so much meaning and achievement.

      I recall sitting around a huge piece of paper with Mr. Hunter and several collegeagues as we tried to map out the intricacies of The Game and being completely amazed with not only the nuts and bolts of The Game but with the unlimited opportunities that it allows the players. After much hard work, we were able to integrate The World Peace Game into our economic geography curriculum as a culminating experience for our sixth-grade students.

      Being invited to attend inaugural International Master Class was a tremendous gift and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. The idea of bringing so many passionate and dedicated educators together with the task of insuring that The World Peace Game continues to thrive was phenomenal. Not only for those of us who were there but to those students past, present and future who will be forever changed by the experiences presented through The World Peace Game.


Manuela Murariu travelled from Romania where she runs a language center. Manuela was first trained as a WPG facilitator in Emmersdorf, Austria as part of the Foundation’s collaboration with GlobArt. After translating the Game materials into Romanian, she taught the Game to a group of teens who became the first group in Romania to play the WPG:

      Attending the International Masterclass in June meant beyond all connection and broader view. By the week’s end, I had the impression that I went around the world and played the WPG in so many other locations! I found a teacher that has set up her own school, another one that works with gifted children, another one that is passionate about homeschooling, another that has extended experience in training adults, another that has lived and taught in South Korea and with all the exchanges I had I just got richer.

      As for the future, I find a lot of meaning in sharing the WPG and the entire philosophy and approach behind it with as many teachers as possible, since to me this is a primary tool to make the world of the future a more peaceful one. After my return from the International Masterclass in June 2015 the main headlines in Europe were about the Greek crisis, and I had the feeling that if the President of the World Bank and the Prime Minister of Greece had the opportunity to play the WPG in their school years, the process and the outcome of the managing the crisis would have looked different.


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