If the world were a village

world villageThis past week Grade 1-5 classes have watched the animated version of the story If the World were a Village by David J. Smith and illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong. We found the DVD version entertaining and easier to understand. It is difficult to imagine 7 billion people on the planet and we really liked the way the animated version helped us to understand world statistics by reducing the population to 100 people. We learned about world languages, religions, schooling and resources such as food, water and electricity. Learning about this helped us to appreciate what we have.

Here’s a short clip of the 20 minute animated story:


2 thoughts on “If the world were a village

  1. Hi; glad you’re enjoying my book and the video. If children would like to ask any questions, feel free to collect them and email them to me — I don’t answer queries directly from children, but if they pass them through you, that would be fine, and I always answer. Also, would love to chat with you about the possibility of an author visit — I’m in Vancouver, BC, and I can be a cheap date . David Smith dsmith@mapping.com

    • Thank you for your message! We love your book and often think how fortunate we are, compared to so many others in the world. Your book has helped us understand the world just a little better – thanks!

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