If The World Were A Village: A Book About The World's People

Hardcover | February 1, 2011

byDavid J. SmithIllustratorShelagh Armstrong

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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.

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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 ...

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 h...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 12.25 × 9.25 × 0.38 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554535956

ISBN - 13:9781554535958

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book This book is amazing. It takes a concept with numbers so large it is difficult for even adults to understand and turns it into something meaningful. It creates a sense of global identity that is so important. Love it.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from new favorite I ordered this book for my daughters (both are under 4) and we love to read this book in the evening together. It is really an excellent book with nice illustrations too. Liked it so much have the dvd now too:) Could make a great baby shower gift.
Date published: 2009-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book I love this book. It is a great way for kids to understand our various cultures around the world. For our children in Canada, its easy to think that our over indulgent culture is the norm; this book puts things into perspective for the child. To explain the differences in our world to a child can be complex. This book takes the complexity down to a village of 100 people and then breaks out those 100 people based on age, religion, ethnic background, wealth, availability of clean air and clean water and many other categories. My son has learned a lot from this book and I have to admit, so have I. An excellent choice to read to your child and as a reference for older children. All data is based on information gathered from the United Nations.
Date published: 2007-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A++++++++ I loved this book, and I would recommend it to any parent/teacher. It really touched me, all the surprising statistics, and the way it was written for a child to understand. You could learn so much from this book. I am currently a student teacher and I've used it for many successful lesson plans!
Date published: 2006-09-16

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Unique format shrinks the world’s population down to 100 and presents who we are, where we live, how fast we are growing, what languages we speak and more.