I created this document based off of a graphic that I found depicting the world as 100 people - a wheel/graph created in 2015 (source listed both in the document and below).
I begin by having students make predictions on 12 of the categories found on the wheel - including language, education, basic human needs, asking if the world were 100 people, for example, how many would have access to internet. My hope is that students will guess something like 93 people (actual number = 30). Students cast guesses for 12 different topics. Once the guessing is completed, I hand out the colored copy wheel and ask students to check their guesses by recording the actual number. Once students have time to do this, and discuss with their table partners, I have them answer 4 critical thinking questions to be used for discussion.
This activity really opens my student's eyes to the reality of life both locally and globally. This is one of my favorite activities to do with students mainly because of the discussion that follows. My hope is that you will fall in love with this activity and the discussion it creates as well!