If the World Were a Village

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If the World Were a Village

If the World Were a Village

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Designed with kids in mind, this book does it all - relatable illustrations, captions, text features, and more. But the text quickly becomes a blur of numbers and facts – and Shelagh Armstrong’s double-page spreads are unlikely to energize or focus young readers: with their monotonous compositions and colours, stylized landscapes, and faceless people, her paintings quickly become tedious. are often hard for children to comprehend, to grasp (and yes, even adults often have trouble with this). Its hard to picture so many people at one time-but what if we imagine the whole world as a village of just 100 people?

The more we can understand one another, the more we can come together and fix problems that affect people worldwide. Helps children (and adults) catch a glimpse of what life is like around the world by imagining there are 100 people and then telling how many of them have enough food to eat, where they live, what languages they speak, etc. Aiming to provoke thought and elicit questions, this book explainsfacts about the world's population simply. Encourage children to consider whether their representation is fair and whether what they've chosen to use is suitable. Of course, much further study needs to be done to understand where and why these situations occur (for example, a baby born in the village today could expect to live to age 63; obviously, this is an average as some countries have high infant and childhood mortality rates whereas those in America can expect to live into their 70s or 80s) but and the author provides some teaching ideas and resources at the back of the book for parents and teachers who wish to do just that.

Much more successful at making her material come alive is Linda Granfield’s latest, 97 Orchard Street, New York: Stories of Immigrant Life. People's religions are explored, and their education, standard of living and much, much more are discovered. Collecting data and organising data They thought about questions they could ask such as: How much pocket money do you get each week? Synopsis: It is really difficult to imagine just how many people live on our planet and what they are like.

Overall, this book was really insightful and helpful with learning what the world is truly like and not just what you see in your town or city you live in. The visitors can be children from their own class, other classes from within the school, parents, members of staff, governors . I think it would be fun to have students pick a topic that interests them and add a page to the book from the perspective of the world village. I read this aloud to my 6 year old daughter, (she just turned 6) and she's not quite at the point where she really understood that 100 people were representing all the people.If you are being simultaneously translated, speaking too rapidly also makes it more difficult for the translator. I could definitely integrate "If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People" with Math and Social Studies instruction. Registered office address: Office 6 HQ Business Centre | 237 Union Street | Plymouth | PL1 3HQ | UK. From the perspective of 100, it talks about the demographics of the world in an easy to understand way. While perhaps not the most boring book ever created for young readers, If the World Were a Village is certainly a contender.

ways will make children curious about the effects of the different representations and keen to create their own ways of presenting effectively.

Seventy-five people in the village have easy access to safe water; 25 spend much of the day trying to acquire it. The "Mapping The World By Heart" curriculum directly addresses standard number 2 of the US geography standards, and has achieved phenomenal results in public and private schools throughout the U.

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