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. Mapping the World
By Heart
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If: A Mind-Bending New Way of 
Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers
If
David J. Smith
A Mind-Bending New Way
Of Looking at Big
Ideas and Numbers

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This Child, Every Child: A 
Picture 
Book for Children About the Rights of Children
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This Child Every Child
David J. Smith
A Picture Book About
The Rights of Children
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If the World Were a Village SECOND EDITION
If the World Were a Village
SECOND EDITION

David J. Smith

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If America Were a Village
If America Were a Village
David J. Smith
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Most Recent Trivia Answers

Check here for answers to the Mapping the World By Heart and Geography Trivia Questions posted on Facebook and Twitter.
You can review the questions at the MTWBH facebook page
ANSWERS (usually a few days ahead so if I miss a day I'm not behind)
Nov 24: Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, W. Virginia, Idaho, Alaska, Maryland
Nov 25: South Africa
Nov 26: Montreal (Summer, 1976) Calgary (Winter, 1988) and Vancouver (Winter, 2010)
Nov 27: Great Bear Lake
Nov 28: Answer here Nov 28 or sooner

Note that answers are only shown here for 4-5 days, and are then available at the Trivia Archive Page

TRAILER AND REVIEWS FOR MY NEWEST BOOK

Here's a link to the Trailer for
"IF: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers". Click here

This is a review from the NY Times for 13 August: Click Here

And HERE is a review from a home-school mother.

And Click Here for a lovely review from KidsReads.com, part of the Book Report Network, a review site for books for children.

Click cover image to the left to go to amazon.com to read reviews and to order.

Don't want to order from Amazon? THIS LINK will take you to IndieBound, to order from an independent bookseller near you.

The Canadian National Reading Campaign posted this great review

The California Reading Association gave "IF" its Eureka Gold Medal

Here's a blurb From Publisher's Weekly -- See the first paragraph. This new book of mine is a "category killer", and "there's really nothing else like it out there, every page is a lesson plan".

THIS WEEK'S HOTLINK

23 to 30 November, 2014

How far is it?
One of my fallback sites, a great place to go for distances around the globe. Put in two locations -- from and to -- and it serves you distance in miles and kilometers and nautical miles, plus the heading from one point to the other, plus latitude and longitude of your places and, for US places, the population. Because the site is built around promotions for travel to Bali, there are ads for hotels and websites in Indonesia, but they do not interfere with the main job.
 
See the 4 latest hotlinks at the bottom of this page, or click through to the 18-year archive of hotlinks.

Recently Posted

** Jessie Voigts, of Wandering Educators, interviewed me for her blog. Watch the interview. About 10 minutes.
** Here's a detailed article followed by an interview. Read it here
** Or check out this blog entry about Dot Day and Celebri-dots, which you can read here
** You may be interested in this interview of David Smith posted by author Lois Peterson on her Blog. View it Here

Author Visits and School Consultations

David Smith has provided all kinds of school consulting, for more than 22 years. He does assemblies and classroom visits, and also provides in-service programs for teachers, and evening programs for parents and families. He also does a great many on-site or virtual author visits. "I love to do classroom visits, and I do them in-person, via Skype, via mail or text, and fees are low." For information about these services, please click here to contact David by email.

CitizenKid Central

Kids Can Press has created a new starting point for finding out about the children of the world,
and for learning about what we can do to help those who need help.
The site can be accessed by clicking here.
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Study Guides for If The World Were A Village:
From Kids Can Press, Teaching Guide 1
From Kids Can Press, Teaching Guide 2
From the U.S. National Security Agency, A collection of classroom activities based on collecting and showing data

The Centre For Child Honouring

Click here to read about the Centre for Child Honouring; or click here to read Raffi's Covenant For Honouring Children.

MAPPING.COM: Resources, Materials, Ideas, and Fun About Geography

If DAVID SMITH'S NEWEST BOOK:

If:
A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking At Big Ideas and Numbers

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FROM THE COVER:

"Imagine if you could condense all 3.5 billion years of life on Earth into just one hour. If you could, the dinosaurs wouldn't show up until the 56th minute of the hour, and they'd be gone three minutes later. Modern humans shamble into view in the last 2/10ths of the last second."

"In If, David J Smith, author of the bestselling If the World Were a Village scales down big imponderables -- from the huge scope of human and geoplogical history to the size of our planet and galaxy -- with surprising results."

View and Purchase This Featured Wall Map

The Tyvek World Map An indestructible and very beautiful wall map, a great addition to any wall, and perfect when working with children because the material is recycled plastic, and the map can't be ripped, damaged by tape, or otherwise damaged.

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The Mapping the World By Heart Curriculum & Consulting Services

YouTube Video Trailer Regarding Mapping the World By Heart

Mapping the World by HeartMapping the World By Heart is both a curriculum and a consulting service. Learn about the author's consulting services, including:

• workshops
• school assemblies and author visits
• in-service programs for teachers
• curriculum audits
• website evaluation
• credit-bearing summer institutes

David Smith travels the globe sharing his enthusiastic and innovative approach to teaching and learning about our world community.

WHAT THE STUDENTS ARE SAYING:

"Before, when I heard the name of a country, I just thought of it as a name, and it didn't really matter to me. After you do a memory map, it's kinda neat because you can picture it in your mind, not only that country and what it's like there, but everything else around it. You have a map in your head wherever you go."  - Seventh Grader, Belmont, MA

A completely revised new edition is now available from the extraordinary people at FableVision »


What is If The World Were A Village?  Click play button "" to view a short video trailer

View trailers like this about each of the books from the CitizenKid series »

Listen to David Smith talk about the story behind the book »


If The World Were A Village DVD

The animation of If The World Were A Village is available as a DVD or as a VHS tape, in English or in French, at reasonable prices.

To see a clip from the video, please click here.

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If The World Were a Village
(DVD in English)

Si el Mundo fuera una aldea
(video in Spanish)

Si le monde etait un vilage
(video in French)

Alternatively, order from the U.S. distributor »


 

MAPPING.com WEEKLY HOTLINKS

23 to 30 November, 2014

How far is it?
One of my fallback sites, a great place to go for distances around the globe. Put in two locations -- from and to -- and it serves you distance in miles and kilometers and nautical miles, plus the heading from one point to the other, plus latitude and longitude of your places and, for US places, the population. Because the site is built around promotions for travel to Bali, there are ads for hotels and websites in Indonesia, but they do not interfere with the main job.

16 to 23 November, 2014

Living Planet Index
Global wildlife populations have halved in just 40 years as measured by the Living Planet Index. This Index is an online portal from the London Zoological Society, measuring biological diversity on our planet, based on thousands of monitored data-collection sites around the world, describing all the pressures on the Earth's natural resources. The continued decline on the world's wildlife highlights the urgent need for sustainable solutions to humanity's increasing demand on our natural resources. Read the report and search data at this site.

9 to 16 November, 2014

Malaria Indicator Surveys
This website, funded by USAID, serves as a home for numerous Malaria Indicator Survey datasets and documents. This first page is a collection of links to organizations working on eliminating malaria. You can browse individual country surveys, and view the useful toolkit. Individual country surveys can be viewed online, or can be downloaded after a simple registration process.

2 to 9 November, 2014

Where Americans Moved
The International New York Times has created a truly amazing series of charts showing migrations within the US. State by state, and even over time from 1900 to 2012, you can see migrations in and out of each of the 50 states. You can select a state, or just browse; you can easily toggle between migrations to and from each state. The first screen you'll see will be those born in each state, but a click on the gray box to the right allows you to switch to migrations. Fascinating.

Eighteen-Year Archive of Hotlinks (1996-Present) »

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