Please join us in welcoming best selling author and teacher John Hunter for a discussion and sigining of his book World Peace and Other 4th-Grace Achievements. How nine-year-olds solve the world's toughest problems. In John Hunter's classroom, students fearlessly set about tackling global problems--and discovering surprising solutions--by playing Hunter's groundbreaking World Peace Game. These kids--from high school all the way down to fourth grade, in schools both well-funded and under-resourced--take on the roles of presidents, tribal leaders, diplomats, and military commanders. Through battles and negotiations, standoffs and summits, they strive to resolve a sequence of many-layered, interconnected scenarios, from nuclear proliferation to tribal warfare. Now, Hunter shares inspiring stories from over thirty years teaching the World Peace Game, revealing the principles of successful collaboration that people of any age can apply anywhere. He offers all of us not only a forward-thinking report from the front lines of American education, but also a generous blueprint for a world that bends toward cooperation, rather than conflict. In this deeply hopeful book, a visionary educator shows us what the future of education can be.Check out his 2011 Ted Talk to get an idea of what is in store for you on the 11th... http://www.ted.com/talks/john_hunter_on_the_world_peace_game.html
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