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TEACHING MATERIALS: Picturing the World as 100 People
Source: Stand4Kids

If the world's population could be reduced to 100 people, what could we say about them? How many would be Buddhist, or African, or speak Hindi? Maybe you've seen this infographic or read a list like this one. Perhaps you've used something like this in a missions class or presentation.

If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People by David J. Smith is a book for kids with the same thrust. It's a good tool for expanding kids' view of the world.

This book was also the basis of Small World, a resource from Stand4Kids designed to introduce primary-age children to the "global village." This fun, interactive lesson that shrinks the world population to 20 people, since 100 is difficult number for young, concrete thinkers to imagine. Children learn about the major languages spoken in the world, inequities in resources like food and water, and the spiritual condition of the peoples of the world.

The downloadable lesson (PDF format) is designed to take about 30 minutes. Include it in a home school lesson, children's church or Sunday school, or as a chapel activity in a Christian school setting.

» Learn more about Small World or purchase and download it for US$5 from Stand4Kids.

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