A Book About The World's People. Welcome To the Global Village. Imagining the world's 6 Billion plus as a village of 100 people. Highly educational, well illustrated, eye opening. Hardcover. Updated Edition. All statistics are updated, with the references in the back. Perfect educational tool. What is the village of 100 people like? In this village, 21 people speak a Chinese dialect, 10 people earn about a dollar a day, 17 cannot read or write, 28 have television in their homes and only 30 have enough to eat. This book tells us who we are, where we live, how fast we are growing, what languages we speak, what religions we practice and more. What you learn here may surprise you. Hardcover. 12" X 9"
There are currently more than six billion people on the planet! This enormous number can be difficult to grasp, especially for a child. But what if we imagine the whole world as a village of just 100 people? In this village * 22 people speak a Chinese dialect * 20 earn less than a dollar a day * 32 are of Christian faith * 17 cannot read or write * 39 are under 19 years old In a time when parents and educators are looking to help children gain a better understanding of the world's peoples and their ways of life, If the World Were a Village offers a unique and objective resource. By exploring the lives of the 100 villagers, children will discover that life in other nations is often very different from their own. The shrunk-down statistics -- some surprising, some shocking -- and David Smith's tips on building "world-mindedness" will encourage readers to embrace the bigger picture and help them to establish their own place in the global village.
A Wonderfully Evocative Global Perspective!!! I came across this book totally by chance while looking for a gift for my grandchildren. I couldn't put it down! I like to think that I have some sense of our place in the world, but this book really nailed it down in ways that were at once dramatic and sobering to contemplate. My grandchildren loved it and seemed for the first time to grasp a global perspective. No book has been more successful with all three generations of our family nor has any generated more interesting dinner table conversation!
Highly recommended for all ages. Intended for ages 8-12, grades 3-6. 9" X 12" Hardcover book, Fully Illustrated with 4-color art.