World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements Book

Award-winning teacher and high-profile public speaker John Hunter offers insights into conflict resolution and collective problem-solving gleaned from his many years teaching kids through the "World Peace Game," an innovative global systems simulation he created.


book-3d-340In John Hunter’s classroom, students fearlessly set about tackling global problems-and discovering surprising solutions-by playing Hunter’s groundbreaking World Peace Game. These kids—from high school all the way down to fourth grade, in schools both well-funded and under-resourced—take on the roles of presidents, tribal leaders, diplomats, and military commanders. Through battles and negotiations, standoffs and summits, they strive to resolve a sequence of many-layered, interconnected scenarios, from nuclear proliferation to tribal warfare.

Now, Hunter shares inspiring stories from over thirty years teaching the World Peace Game, revealing the principles of successful collaboration that people of any age can apply anywhere. He offers all of us 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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Book News and Reviews

  • Charlotte Reading and Book Signing Recorded by C-SPAN

    Charlotte Reading and Book Signing Recorded by C-SPAN

    Tuesday, 16 July 2013

    Recently, John Hunter gave a reading and book signing at Park Roads Books in Charlotte, North Carolina. C-SPAN Book TV recorded the talk. 

    Book Discussion on World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

    John Hunter talked about his book, World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements, in which he reveals what he has learned about international diplomacy from his students. For 30 years, John Hunter has led classrooms in the playing of the World Peace Game, in which students take on the roles of global leaders and work to solve international disputes. This talk was hosted by Park Road Books in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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  • John Hunter Featured by New Consciousness Review

    John Hunter Featured by New Consciousness Review

    Monday, 15 July 2013

    NCR Book Review

    World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

    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.

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    NCR Radio Interview

    John Hunter is an acclaimed teacher and educational consultant. For over three decades, he has led his young students through the World Peace Game, a hands-on simulation of the complex issues facing humanity and global leaders where success is defined as world peace and increased prosperity for all nations.

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  • Book Review by PaxSims

    Book Review by PaxSims

    Wednesday, 03 July 2013

    Review: Hunter, World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

    This is very much a book about inspiration: the inspiration that led educator John Hunter to develop a complex game of international politics playable by an entire class of schoolchildren, and of the inspiration that his students have evidentally found in playing his “World Peace Game” over the years.

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  • Spectrum Culture Reviews John's Book

    Spectrum Culture Reviews John's Book

    Wednesday, 03 July 2013

    World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements: by John Hunter

    This is not your average board game. The 4’x5’ ground surface is color-coded and populated with tanks, troops, power plants, boats – bright bits of plastic that represent the forces you’d expect in a war simulation. But Hunter, educator and creator of the game, is a multi-dimensional thinker, and his game design, refined over the years, honors complexity.

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  • Charlotte Reading and Book Signing Recorded by C-SPAN
  • John Hunter Featured by New Consciousness Review
  • Book Signing in Richmond
  • Book Review by PaxSims
  • Spectrum Culture Reviews John's Book