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

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Kids Can Press Ltd, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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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User Review  - WindyB - LibraryThing

This book is a bit heavy in content and may be hard to follow for some students, but it speaks to all cultures. The book does break down the worlds population into 100 people, which represents 71 ... Read full review

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

The most interesting page demonstrated our unequal distribution. It said that there is enough food to feed the entire village, but only 30 people have enough to eat all of the time (most "Westerners ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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