In a Nutshell Blog
Getting Ready for the World Peace Game
Mrs. Stripling has been preparing all year to introduce the World Peace Game to her 5th grade students. Now, we’re less than a month away from a truly interactive and highly experiential learning experience.
The point of the game is simple. It is the student’s goal to figure out how to achieve the objective: world peace. Here are a few things Mrs. Stripling thought parents might like to know about the game:
- The 25 students will have 52 interconnected crises to solve in a single week, and must have at least one dollar more in their organization’s net worth than they did at the beginning of the game.
- The group will play the game for three hours each morning, so absences are heartily discouraged.
- Every student will have a job, which will be determined within the first two days of the game.
- Organizations included in the game are four fictional nations, the United Nations, World Bank, World Court, and Arms Dealers.
- The students have no preparation for the game, other than the knowledge that it is happening. The game week begins with a thorough discussion of game rules, job selection, and overview of the crises.
- Each student designed and created a game piece for the board on our 3D printer.
- Oakhill is the only school in the KC Northland offering the game, and we believe it to be the only school in Kansas City area.
As the students begin the World Peace Game on March 5, we will be posting updates on how the game is progressing, and accomplishments, obstacles, and surprises that occur.
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