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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I shared this book and the video with my kindergarten children. We had been learning about different cultures. It helped the children see how many different kinds of people there are in the world. Some have lots of material things, some very little, we wear different clothes, live in different homes, speak different languages but we all need to take care of each other and be thoughtful of each other. Although they didn't understand all the numbers, they loved the illustrations and video presentation. Both are excellent! I also shared this book with my family and I can say it gave us lots to think and talk about. I hope it gives us all more tolerance and understanding with those we interact with each day. Wonderful, thought provoking pieces of literature and film. Appropriate for the very young and very old!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2011
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I used the second edition with my students. The second edition includes updated numbers and statistics. One of the things I like about this book is that it takes huge numbers that are too mind-boggling for students to really understand and makes it understandable. I also like the way the pictures compliment the text. This is a great book for helping students learn to look beyond their own neighborhood.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I was very impressed with the first edition of this book, and still am with the second edition, as it takes very complicated and staggering statistics and information and breaks it down into child-size bites. In this second edition, the statistics have been updated, showing that the world continues to grow and change, and more information has been added regarding those statistics like showing the difference between the world village today verses 100 years ago. David J. Smith does a great job of increasing "world-mindedness" and the guidelines and suggested activities at the back of the book make If The World Were a Village a good choice for classrooms and homeschools. - Biblio Reads Children's Book Review
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
Most children, but espeically those in the USA don't have a good grasp of the world and it's people, the economy of such and what thaat means. These children grow up to be adults who also don't have a clue. This book give a good general picture of who has what which can lead to discussions about who is doing without, how we can all share and then have what we need. It is a good place to start.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2012
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
great idea for a book, to reduce the world to a 100-person village and give statistics about the members of the village, truly eye-opening especially for western kids who don't realize how much they have. only issue is, a bit dry so my 2nd grader lost interest fairly quickly, so I donated a copy to his school hoping they could make it part of the classroom experience
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2014
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
Riveting. I give this as gifts to those in my life who have lived sheltered existences. In a few pages, we learn some critical information about the rest of the world. This book contains exceptional data for understanding key demographics about our fellow homo sapiens. I suggest this is a must read for all of us!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
For my Classroom at school and I am going to buy another. This helps our young children learn about the world they live in and the privileged lives they live.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
When ordering, I clicked to view inside the book and the updated 2012 edition appeared. I received the outdated edition and got a refund but not the correct book. The book itself is good, but I did not get what I ordered.
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on September 6, 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
As described in excellent condition easy purchase would recommend seller daughter needed book for school & she loves all the facts in the book thank you
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on January 28, 2014
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
The neighborhood that we live in is sooo different from the real makeup of the world. Good perspective for all three of my children.
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