The World Peace Game Results Are In!
We are pleased to announce that Browne Academy’s World Peace Game came to a victorious end on Friday. Middle school students have been playing for several months as part of their enrichment curriculum. The game board depicted four countries and participants divided into teams representing each country. Over the course of the game, students worked through the game’s crisis document, which contained 50 (yes, 50) interlocking crises. Teams were on their own to negotiate, establish budgets, make financial deals, allocate resources, fight wars, and even deal with refugee crises. The goals of the game were to solve all 50 crises satisfactorily and also to achieve a higher gross domestic product than they had at the beginning. After the game’s “weather goddess” announced the successful conclusion, the room erupted in cheers and applause.
This is the first year for the game at Browne Academy, one of only a few area schools to offer this complex, collaborative activity. Nikki Cannavo, who teaches 5th and 6th grade history, brought the game to Browne Academy and is facilitating its execution. The game appealed to Ms. Cannavo, because “it fits really well with Browne’s inquiry-based curriculum.”