If the World Were a Village
Title: If the World Were a Village
Author: David J. Smith
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.