World Peace Games
This course is a hands-on political simulation that gives students the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to extricate countries 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. The game is played on a giant and interactive game board and involves deep critical thinking and strategy.
Things students are saying about the World Peace Games class at Aspen:
- Man, why does our half day have to be on Thursday?! We’ll miss World Peace Games.
- I like that it feels like real life. You’re trusting us with problems that world leaders deal with.
- It’s my favorite elective class I have ever had.
Chuck has taught in a variety of settings from rural Maine to inner city Atlanta. In the past 21 years, he has worked with a wide range of students from 4th grade to AP English and has been nominated for Teacher of the Year four times.
He came to Aspen because he likes the philosophy of educating the whole child and felt that the school actually practices what they preach. Chuck loves reading and writing, and always has a project or three on the go. His first novel, Beyond Infinity, won a 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award bronze medal (YA fiction).