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Title:
If the world were a village : a book about the world's people
Author:
Smith, David J. (David Julian), 1944-
Publication Information:
Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
710 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 0.5 55986.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.1 2 Quiz: 33601 Guided reading level: S.
ISBN:
9781550747799
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The 2nd Edition of the best-selling book which has sold over 400 000 copies in 17 languages ? updated with new content and insights about the world's people. First published to wide acclaim in 2002, this eye-opening book has since become a classic, promoting "world-mindedness" by imagining the world's population ? all 6.8 billion of us ? as a village of just 100 people. Now, If the World Were a Village has been newly revised with updated statistics, several new activities and completely new material on food security, energy and health. By exploring the lives of the 100 villagers, children will discover that life in other nations is often very different from their own. If the World Were a Village is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3-5, younger for reading aloud. To make the idea of a world of 6.2 billion people more understandable, Smith suggests that children imagine the population of the world as a village of just 100 people. That's one person representing 62 million people in the real world. Surprising, even shocking statistics follow--for example, many kids in the U. S. take computers for granted, but only seven people in the global village own one. Each double-page, picture-book spread relates a few consciousness-raising facts about such topics as nationalities, food, language, and religion. With the aid of a calculator, even younger kids can do the math; the tricky part is to get children to really understand the ideas. Armstrong's large acrylic paintings, nice complements to the text, look like stained glass windows, with blocks of intense color outlined in thick black lines. This highly informative book will get kids thinking and asking questions, and it can easily be incorporated into a middle-school social studies curriculum. The endnote suggests related activities for home and classroom. --Lauren Peterson


School Library Journal Review

The global village is represented by 100 lively folks who show readers similarities and differences among the planet's people. There are plenty of potential math lessons here as well. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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