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. Mapping the World
By Heart
 Completely revised and updated.
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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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Canadian visitors, Click HERE to order "IF" on amazon.ca

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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)
Dec 17: It's a 2000 year old protective wall built across northern England
Dec 18: All are official national languages of Senegal
Dec 19: Edward, Duke of Kent, father of Queen Victoria
Dec 20: Augusta (ME), Atlanta (GA), Albany (NY), Annapolis (MD), Austin (TX).
Dec 21: Answer here Dec 21 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

21 to 28 December, 2014

Global Climate Change
Created by the Earth Science Communications Team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this website aims to provide the public with accurate and timely news and information, including web links, about Earth's changing climate, and along with that, all kinds of current data and visuals. Above the fold, the latest data tells you about changes in carbon monoxide, global temperature, and more; you can see imagery of retreating glaciers, read articles, review solutions for both mitigation and adaptation, and explore all kinds of resources.
 
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.

Order From Amazon:

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

21 to 28 December, 2014

Global Climate Change
Created by the Earth Science Communications Team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this website aims to provide the public with accurate and timely news and information, including web links, about Earth's changing climate, and along with that, all kinds of current data and visuals. Above the fold, the latest data tells you about changes in carbon monoxide, global temperature, and more; you can see imagery of retreating glaciers, read articles, review solutions for both mitigation and adaptation, and explore all kinds of resources.

14 to 21 December, 2014

The TSA Blog
In their own words, "The purpose of this blog is to communicate with the public about all things TSA-related. Check in regularly for TSA Travel Tips and the end-of-week TSA Week In Review posts on Fridays." If you travel at all within the US, there's lots of helpful information here for understanding and navigating airport screening. "This week in review" for November 7 is headlined "37 Loaded Firearms, a Claymore Mine Replica, and other items of note".

7 to 14 December, 2014

EarthCam live webcams
EarthCam.com is a global collection of links to scenic webcams and offers a complete searchable database of interesting places and views from around the world. You want to see the weather on the New Jersey Shore, or check out traffic in Athens? It's here.

30 November to 7 December, 2014

Project Visa
In their own words, " The aim of Projectvisa.com is to share visa and travel information for all people from all countries." Do you have travels coming up that might require knowledge of visa information, the location of embassies, or other global information? This is a good place to start. Select a continent or country, and the server gives you information on visa requirements for different passports, and embassies in the country, and embassies of the country.

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