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If the World Were a Village

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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.

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Arts, Culture and Religion, Equality, Globalisation and Interdependence, Industry and Economy, Production and Consumption

Age Ranges

KS2: ages 7-11


English: literature / story, Geography, Maths / numeracy, PSHE / PSE / PSED

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