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How one classroom teacher armed his students with the skills to take on the world's toughest problems- and proved something about the peacemaker inside all of us.

Teacher and musician John Hunter is the inventor of the World Peace Game (and the star of the documentary "World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements").

Teacher and musician John Hunter is the inventor of the World Peace Game (and the star of the new doc "World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements").

John Hunter | Speaker | TED.com --- invents the 4th grade World Peace Game -- I love ideas that teach kids in a way that they don't even know that they are learning -- and implements common sense.

John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them. At TED2011, he explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches -- spontaneous, and always surprising -- go further than classroom lectures can. Teacher and musician John Hunter is the inventor of the World Peace Game