“The secretary of defense had to end his 11:30 meeting abruptly when he was called to the White House. His guests didn’t mind – they liked seeing all the men with walkie-talkies swoop in to usher Leon E. Panetta out. Awesome! Besides, they wanted to play with the coins he had given them.
It’s not every 9-year-old who gets invited to talk with some of the world’s most powerful people. But this class of Charlottesville fourth-graders has read Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, learned to avoid battles by outthinking their opponents, and negotiated simulated crises involving arms dealers, oil spills and insurgents.
They also solved global warming. In a week.” Click here to read the Washington Post article in its entirety.
John Hunter, internationally acclaimed author of World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements and creator of the World Peace Game, will tell this and other stories when he returns to Friends School’s Forbush Auditorium at 7 pm on Thursday. Admission is free, and copies of the book will be available for purchase. Friends School and The Ivy Bookshop will donate 10% of book sales to the World Peace Game Foundation. Click here to register.
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