World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements
World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements Previous Broadcasts
KQED Plus: Sun, May 20, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
This program interweaves the story of a remarkable educator and the extraordinary game he developed to demonstrate the complexities of peace and global conflict. Teacher John Hunter's World Peace Game is a hands-on political simulation exercise in which students tackle real-world military, economic and environmental issues. The 9- and 10-year-olds divide into groups, including nation states, the World Bank, United Nations officials, indigenous peoples and even arms dealers. Then, they face daily challenges ranging from insurgencies and global warming to ethnic tensions and natural disasters. Working together, while also balancing the interests of their own "nations," they attempt to achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. As fun and engaging as the game it profiles, this documentary provides an inspirational look at the lasting impact of one wise and caring teacher on his students and, potentially, the world.