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This is a 20 minute video in which "John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them. At TED2011, he explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches -- spontaneous, and always surprising -- go further than classroom lectures can.""The game triggers an eight-week transformation of the children from students of a neighborhood public school to citizens of the world. The film reveals how a... More
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: April 26, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 28, 2013
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Submitter: Cathy Swift

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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School
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Avatar for Cris Guenter
3 years ago

Cris Guenter (Faculty)

My student teachers appreciated this video clip when I shared it with them. It is now included on my list of class materials. It certainly set the stage for our discussions on social justice in education, the implications of arts education in learning, and what it really means to be a teacher. It is timely and powerful. It can be used as a discussion starter for educators or trigger individual research or investigations.

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