“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.”
– Sun Tzu, Sixth Century BCE
Ancient wisdom teaches that the quest for peace requires deep understanding. OSU professor Terry Adams conveyed this wisdom to a fifth-grade class at Hoover Elementary. She quotes Sun Tzu every week before leading the students into sessions of the World Peace Game.
The Corvallis Advocate first told you about the geopolitical role-playing exercise called the World Peace Game and its creator, John Hunter, back in October. The game takes place on a fictional planet, whose nations are poised on the brink of war. Victory is achieved when all conflicts are ended and all players are financially stable. Along the way, random political and natural crises must also be resolved. As if that’s not enough of a challenge for young scholars, they also have to end global warming.
Read the full article and have a look at the photos of the Game in progress here.
For more from the VFP Corvallis web site on bringing the World Peace Game to Corvallis see the posts here and here.