The World Peace Game is a hands-on political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war.
The goal of the game is to extricate each country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention.
As “nation teams,” students will gain greater understanding of the critical impact of information and how it is used. As their teams venture further into this interactive social setting laced with highly charged philosophical issues, the skills needed to identify ambiguity and bias in the information they receive will be enhanced and more specifically they will rapidly perceive that reactive behavior not only provokes antagonism, it can leave them alone and isolated in the face of powerful enemies.
Beliefs and values will evolve or completely unravel as they begin to experience the positive impact and windows of opportunity that emerge through effective collaboration and refined communication. In essence, as meaning is constructed out of chaos and new creative solutions are proposed, World Peace Game players will learn to live and work comfortably at the frontiers of the unknown.
Founded in 2010, The World Peace Game Foundation is dedicated to sharing the mission of peace, developing self awareness, and the life work of teacher John Hunter. The Foundation seeks to foster the concept of peace not as a utopian dream but as an attainable goal to strive for, and to stimulate the creative development of tools for this effort. It supports development of collaboration and communication skills for resolving and transforming conflicts, and the development of the skills of compromise, all while accommodating different perspectives and interests.
The curriculum/ program is designed to be implemented in:
- In school day education
- After school program
Extensive training is required for facilitators to be certified to host individual games. Training at present is acquired through the World Peace Game Foundation’s Master Classes. See www.worldpeacegame.org
This curriculum/program primarily focuses on:
- Anger Management
- Anti-Bullying / Positive Environment Education
- Conflict Resolution
- Cultural Competency
- Environmental Education
- Gender & Race Equality
- Human Rights
- Mediation & Negotiation
- Nonviolent Communication
- Peace, nonviolence, conflict transformation
- Social & Economic Justice
30-35 student (players) are an ideal group size.
Not everyone who desires to be a facilitator can be. High levels of interpersonal skills, self introspection, self discipline, and personal change are required.
Curriculum/program is aimed towards ages 9 to adult.
Time frame of instruction:
- Week long camp
- Once- twice weekly over 8-12 weeks
Language of instruction/curriculum:
- Being currently translated into other languages
Monetary Program Fee:
- Individual educators – $1250 for training
- Individual student players – $300
- Some scholarships available