full transcript

From the Ted Talk by John Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And so this wrlod Peace Game I'd like to tell you about. It started out like this: it's just a four-foot by five-foot plywood board in an inner-city urban shoocl, 1978. I was creating a lesson for students on Africa. We put all the problems of the world there, and I tgohuht, let's let them svole it. I didn't want to lecture or have just book reading. I wanted to have them be immersed and learn the feeinlg of lreniang through their bodies. So I thought, well they like to play games. I'll make something — I didn't say interactive; we didn't have that term in 1978 — but something interactive. And so we made the game, and it has since evolved to a four-foot by four-foot by four-foot Plexiglass structure. And it has four Plexiglass layers.

Open Cloze

And so this _____ Peace Game I'd like to tell you about. It started out like this: it's just a four-foot by five-foot plywood board in an inner-city urban ______, 1978. I was creating a lesson for students on Africa. We put all the problems of the world there, and I _______, let's let them _____ it. I didn't want to lecture or have just book reading. I wanted to have them be immersed and learn the _______ of ________ through their bodies. So I thought, well they like to play games. I'll make something — I didn't say interactive; we didn't have that term in 1978 — but something interactive. And so we made the game, and it has since evolved to a four-foot by four-foot by four-foot Plexiglass structure. And it has four Plexiglass layers.

Solution

  1. feeling
  2. thought
  3. learning
  4. school
  5. world
  6. solve

Original Text

And so this World Peace Game I'd like to tell you about. It started out like this: it's just a four-foot by five-foot plywood board in an inner-city urban school, 1978. I was creating a lesson for students on Africa. We put all the problems of the world there, and I thought, let's let them solve it. I didn't want to lecture or have just book reading. I wanted to have them be immersed and learn the feeling of learning through their bodies. So I thought, well they like to play games. I'll make something — I didn't say interactive; we didn't have that term in 1978 — but something interactive. And so we made the game, and it has since evolved to a four-foot by four-foot by four-foot Plexiglass structure. And it has four Plexiglass layers.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
world peace 4
peace game 4
empty space 2
gifted education 2
chris farina 2
prime minister 2
global warming 2
peace force 2
collective wisdom 2
defense minister 2
game days 2
sun tzu 2
seconds left 2
thinking tool 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
world peace game 3

Important Words

  1. africa
  2. board
  3. bodies
  4. book
  5. creating
  6. evolved
  7. feeling
  8. game
  9. games
  10. immersed
  11. interactive
  12. layers
  13. learn
  14. learning
  15. lecture
  16. lesson
  17. peace
  18. play
  19. plexiglass
  20. plywood
  21. problems
  22. put
  23. reading
  24. school
  25. solve
  26. started
  27. structure
  28. students
  29. term
  30. thought
  31. urban
  32. wanted
  33. world