At this moment, there are more than 7 billion people on the planet! It's hard to picture so many people at one time - but what if we imagine the whole world as a village of just 100 people? In this village: 21 people speak a Chinese dialect, 10 earn less than two dollars a day, 14 cant read or write, 45 have a television in their homes, 47 do t always have eugh to eat. If the World Were a Village tells us who we are, where we live, how fast we are growing, what languages we speak, what religions we practise and more. This new edition updates and expands the statistics and provides new information on food security, energy consumption and health.
A teacher with 26 years' experience teaching geography (his passion), history, and English, David J Smith left his school in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992, and since then has made the world his classroom. He gives lectures and workshops for students and educators all over the world -- a typical week might include workshops in Brisbane, a keynote in Johannesburg, and a school visit in Hawai'i. The renowned educator won the U.S. Department of Education's A+ for Breaking the Mold Award for his highly successful geography curriculum, Mapping the World by Heart. His first children's book, If the World Were a Village: A Book About the World's People, was published in 2002 to widespread acclaim. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife Suzanne, and his cat, Chica.