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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
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This Child, Every Child: A 
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David J. Smith
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If the World Were a Village SECOND EDITION
If the World Were a Village
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David J. Smith

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If America Were a Village
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The index of resources, books and atlases and videos, has been updated to reflect the latest editions, usually 2014 or 2015, of each of the books. Click on "Books & Videos" in the Navigation Bar just above.

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)
Aug 2: Doral, Florida; South Jordan, Utah; Milpitas, California; Meridian, Idaho; Castle Rock, Colorado
Aug 3: Australia
Aug 4: Saudi Arabia; Riyadh
Aug 5: North America
Aug 6: WHenever the tide comes in, it is an island
Aug 7: Answer available here Aug 7 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".

A writer and reviewer in Australia has created a wonderful page about "If", with her review of it, and also a collection of very useful notes about how to use the book when reading it with children -- with 1 child, or with a classroom. Click here to read her review and teaching notes.

A librarian in Azle, TX, does a regular video called Book Hooks. Here's a link to one she made about "IF".

THIS WEEK'S HOTLINK

2 to 9 August, 2015

Resources for Genealogists
The US National Archives maintains this site; its aim is to help anyone interested in genealogy, and particularly those doing work on their own genealogy. The tabs and navigation are clear and intuitive, and the resources amazing. Track down ancestors, find out who you are and where you came from; there are census records, immigration records, land ownership records, and much more.
 
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

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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 »

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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)

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MOST RECENT MAPPING.COM WEEKLY HOTLINKS

2 to 9 August, 2015

Resources for Genealogists
The US National Archives maintains this site; its aim is to help anyone interested in genealogy, and particularly those doing work on their own genealogy. The tabs and navigation are clear and intuitive, and the resources amazing. Track down ancestors, find out who you are and where you came from; there are census records, immigration records, land ownership records, and much more.

26 July to 2 August, 2015

Hubble Picture Gallery
A collection of Hubble images; awesome is putting it mildly; many have captions; some do not, but even so, these are just phenomenal representations of Hubble's amazing ability to view our Universe. The Gallery picture album inclues one tab for the entire collection, and then eight further tabs for particular categories, such as starts, galaxies, nebulae. There is even a tab for selecting and downloading wallpaper.

19 to 26 July, 2015

Countyoffice.org
A database of county government offices in the United States. Very easy to navigate, very intuitive, and tons of information. I've tested it on several searches and haven't found any errors yet. And it's not just county offices -- for each county, there are listings of schools, colleges, hospitals, libraries, and much more.

12 to 19 July, 2015

Is this the map that took Columbus to the Americas?
A recent article in Smithsonian Magazine looks at new tools used to scan a map from the 15th century -- The Martellus Map -- and the marginal notes on one particular map which seem to have been made by Columbus and his son. Read about it in this Washington Post article, and follow the links for further information.

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

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