Alas, the world was an imaginary one, created as part of the World Peace Game, a learning tool developed by John Hunter, a teacher at Agnor-Hurt Elementary School.
A favorite of the international TED Technology, Entertainment, Design lecture series, Hunter will talk about his vision as an educator at an event tonight at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Pack Place downtown.
Local K-12 teachers can attend free of charge.
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.