Students grades 4-12 played the World Peace Game once in both semesters at our Education Immersion Center during the 2018-2019 school year. The WPG is now a mainstay of our immersive learning program with grades 5 and 9 playing twice a year. The experience includes standards based assessments focusing primarily on 21st Century Learning skills including cooperative problem solving, systems thinking, strategic problem solving, leadership, creativity, critical thinking and innovation.
Having a 3D printer on hand and being located in Venezuela with no access to art supply stores, a year long adventure of attempting to print the game pieces was undertaken and are now available for other facilitators. 90% of the game pieces are included here.
For most all objects you are given both the .STL and .gcode files. The .gcode files are what you export out of your 3D print editing software and the 3D printer reads to print the object. The .STL file is the file you load into your 3D print editing software where you can resize and duplicate etc. the file to get it just the way you want before exporting it as a .gcode file for the printer.
After having printed the game on set up my game board the first time, I realize some of the objects I would have printed a bit smaller so my game board is not so crowded. That said, some of the objects could not successfully print at smaller scales so you will have to experiment if you are looking to use the .STL file to manipulate the object. Otherwise, just use the .gcodes and skip using the .STL files.
I used a Prusa MK2 to print my game pieces. I have since upgraded to the even better MK3. Either model is a great printer for its price point. I new MK2 runs about $600 and a new Mk3 $1000. This printer won printer of the year for 2017. One of the reasons I like the printer is the ease of repairs. 3D printers do break down and get clogged. The open access design and excellent online help at Prusa were essential for me.
The assessments are tied to the 21st Century Skills taken from here. The assessments are designed so that students can self-evaluate themselves after the game with the option for you as the teacher to then go in and evaluate their assessment scores and change their scores as you see necessary. When you select to score the student, your teacher score is accepted and not the students, otherwise the spreadsheet will register the students score.
Assessment Scores Summary Table
Numbers version (iOS and Mac OSX)
The assessments were made using Numbers and have some automated features that record the scores into a summary table that then makes it easy for you to extract the scores from the summary table into your grade book (you will have to open each student's Numbers file in order to copy the scores from the summary table). The video below demonstrates this process. In the video, I have the students file open on the right side and copy and paste the row of score data into my Teacher File where i will place all the student scores. Afterwards , I will then put them into my schools grade book program.
In my classroom I have an iPads available for all students, however you could also open this file on a macbook or iMac just as well. I have students send their completed assessment file to my computer by either Airdrop or Dropbox etc.
Black and White Printable Paper Version
You can download here the files for when you want to have the students complete the assessments on paper. However, you will loose the automated features of the digital version and will have to collect scores manually. Click here to download.
PDF Versions (black on White)
PDF Versions (black on White)