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					     If the World Were a
Village of a Hundred People




   What would it look like?
   How many people
are in our global village?

  6 billion, 670 million
  If the world were a village
      of only 100 people…




How many people would each
     cube represent?
    Where do the villagers live?



Place 100 cubes on the map in the
countries where you think they live.
If the World Were a Village . . .
 • 61 would be Asian
 • 14 would be African
 • 11 would European
 • 8 would be South American, Central
    America and the Caribbean
 • 5 would be from the USA and Canada
 • 1 would be from Oceana (which
    includes Australia, New Zealand and
    islands of the South, West and Central
    Pacific)
If the World Were a Village . . .


   •   20 would live in the country of China
   •   17 would live in the country of India
   •   5 would live in the US
   •   4 would live in Indonesia
   •   3 would live in Brazil
   •   3 would live in Pakistan
If the World Were a Village . . .


   How does population compare with the
        area the countries inhabit?

    In other words, what is the population
       density of the six most populated
                   countries?
If the World Were a Village . . .



• What kind of graph would best represent
  your data?

• Based on the village in the past, predict
  what the village would look like in 2100.
If the World Were a Village . . .


           • 51 would be male

           • 49 would be female


          How many more males
          than females are there
               in the world?
If the World Were a Village . . .


   • 24 would not have any electricity

   • 7 would have access to the Internet

   • 1 would have a college education
If the World Were a Village . . .
• 80 would be living in substandard
  housing

• 67 would be unable to read

• 50 would be malnourished

• 33 would not have access to safe water
If the World Were a Village . . .


         • 5 would control 59 percent
              of the world’s wealth

       • All 5 of these people would be
                 live in the United States
If the World Were a Village . . .
        Out of our 100 villagers:
        • 30 would be children

        • 70 would be adults

        • 33 would have cell phones

        • 18 would have cars
If the World Were a Village . . .
       • 21 speak a Chinese dialect (16 of
         them Mandarin Chinese)
       • 9 speak English
       • 9 speak Hindi
       • 7 speak Spanish
       • 4 speak Arabic
       • 4 speak Bengali
       • 3 speak Portuguese
       • 3 speak Russian
If the World Were a Village . . .


        If you could speak Mandarin
       Chinese, English and Spanish,
       with approximately what fraction
       of the world’s people would you
             be able to converse?
The Village in the past. . .

• Over 3000 years ago, the population of
  the village double five times: from 1
  person to 2 people, to 4, to 8 to 16 to 32.

• In 1900, 32 people lived in the village

• In 2008, 100 people live in the village
• Today, the village is growing at a rate of
  1.2 people per year.


• Assuming this rate continues, graph
  village population vs time for the years
  2008, 2010, 2015, 2020, 2025, 2030.
Many experts think that 250 is the maximum
 number of people that the village can
 sustain. Fortunately, many are working to
 make sure that the village of the future will
 be a good home for all who live in it.

If the population continues to grow at a rate
   of 1.2 persons per year, in what year will
   the village population reach 250?
What if the everyone lived like you?


       • Would there be enough land?

       • Would there be enough food?

       • Would there be enough money?
What if the United States were a
 Village of a Hundred People?

• What questions would you want to ask?

• What would be different about the World
  Village and the US Village?

• What would be the same about the World
  Village and the US Village?
           More to Know
• Written by: David J. Smith and
  illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong

• There are more extensions in the
  back of the book

• Look for the newest edition coming
  soon: “If America Were a Village”

				
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