If the World Were a Village - Second Edition: A Book about the World's People

If the World Were a Village - Second Edition: A Book about the World's People


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ISBN-13: 9781554535958
Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Series: CitizenKid Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 193,312
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

David J. Smith is a teacher and educational consultant with over 25 years of experience in the classroom and is the creator of the award-winning curriculum "Mapping the World by Heart."

Shelagh Armstrong is a freelance commercial artist who has designed adult book covers, stamps and commemorative coins .If the World Were a Village was her first children's book. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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If the World Were a Village 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
shelf-employed on LibraryThing 10 months ago
First published in 2002, If the World Were a Village, received a much-needed update this year. The colorfully-painted, folk-art illustrations haven't changed, but the statistics have been updated. As with the original book, the numbers are fascinating to contemplate, and offer Western children a look at the world from a much larger vantage point than the one with which they are familiar.The premise of the book is simple. Proportionately reduce the world's population to 100 people and examine the demographics. Here are just a few of the many facts in If the World Were a Village:"How many people in the village of 100 have electricity?76 have electricity24 do notOf the 100 people in the global village61 are from Asia14 are from Africa11 are from Europe8 are from South America, Central America (including Mexico), and the Caribbean5 are from Canada and the United States1 is from OceaniaHow much money do people in the global village have?If all the money in the village were divided equally, each person would have about $10,300 US dollars per year. But in the global village, money isn't divided equally.The richest 10 people have nearly 85 percent of the world's wealth. Each has more than $87 500 a year.The poorest 10 people have less than $2 a day."Language, age, religion, food, environment, school, money, energy and health are also featured, along with extensive source notes.I'm so glad that it's been updated. In today's world, politics, society, environment and economics are all global issues. This is a must read.