If the World Were a Village

KS2: ages 7-11BookWebsite

This colourful book helps to illustrate several ideas about human development, by imagining that today’s world population equates to 100 people. So, for example, 61 people would be from Asia, 13 from Africa, 12 from Europe, 8 from South and Central America, 5 from Canada and the US, and 1 from Oceania.

The book continues with this analogy, to explores themes of language, age, religion, food, school, money and electricity. It highlights key development ideas in a simple way, and would be a great basis for maths data handling activities or circle time PSHE discussions.

A section at the back of the book also suggests some activities and classroom questions. There is also some teaching material available online, although these are not specifically written for UK teachers.


Items available

    • Book (£6.99)
    • ISBN: 9780713668803
    • 2004
    • No. of pages: 32
    • Website
    • Kids Can Press has developed some teaching resources linked to this book; although they are not linked specifically to UK curricula.
    • Visit website

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