A great package designed to integrate Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts instruction to supplement reading the children's book If the World Were a Village. Each class, we read 1-2 pages from the book If the World Were A Village which narrows the world population down to a village of 100 people and examines nationalities, languages, religions, ages, wealth, food and water, electricity and much more. I soon decided to use the reading to teach students about data management, interpretation and graphing as well as becoming more knowledgeable about how people around the world really live. Each section of the workbook has students interpreting data from the book to create a graph (circle, bar, pictogram)as well as represent numbers in a variety of forms (ratios, percents, fractions and decimals. In addition to this there is a short reflective question section to help them develop higher order thinking. The workbook concludes with students developing an identity of a possible villager and writing about their own life through the eyes of one of the people of the village. The formating of the Preview may not appear correctly, though I've reformated the file to appear correctly once downloaded. If the file is not properly aligned, change all the margins (top, bottom, left, right) to 1.27cm.
Did you find thoses statistics you were going to look for? Thanks
May 13, 2013
I love this set of lessons, and so will my kids.
However, could you please tell me where to set my margins so that I can format the document correctly? I've downloaded your revision, but am still having trouble. Thanks!
I used MS Word 2007, and I have a tendency to use the "Narrow" margin setting which is 1.27 cm all around. It is very likely that will fix it. Could you let me know if that works. If it doesn't not please allow me a day or two and I can double check and also make you a PDF version if you give me your email as well as the exact margin settings. I realized only lately how much more efficient PDF is when publishing for others.