Introduce elementary-age children to the global village in this fun, interactive lesson that shrinks the world population to 20 people. Children will 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.
- is written as a script for two teachers.
- was tested with children grades 1-5 in a church setting, but could work in a Christian school (great idea for chapel) or home school group setting as well.
- includes a prayer time.
- is based on statistics from a children’s book that shrinks the world population to 100.
You do not need the book to teach the lesson, but it’s a wonderful book to add to your collection: "If the World Were a Village: A book about the World’s People" by David J. Smith, (Kids Can Press, 2002). Hardcover, 32 pp. This book is available in most public libraries and through Amazon.com.