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. Mapping the World
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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
Pub Date Aug 1, 2014
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This Child, Every Child: A 
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Book for Children About the Rights of Children
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David J. Smith
A Picture Book About
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If the World Were a Village SECOND EDITION
If the World Were a Village
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If America Were a Village
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Trivia Answers

Check here for answers to the Mapping the World By Heart and Geography Trivia Questions posted on Facebook and Twitter.
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ANSWERS
Jul 23: New York and Minnesota
Jul 24: La Paz, Quito, Thimphu, Bogota, and Addis Ababa
Jul 25: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Jul 26: Indonesia borders Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and Timor-Leste
Jul 27: Answer available here Jul 27

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

THIS WEEK'S HOTLINK

27 July to 3 August, 2014

North American Numbering Plan
This site provides information about the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) and its administration. The NANP is the numbering plan for the Public Switched Telephone Network for Canada, the US and its territories, and some Caribbean countries, including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks & Caicos. There is a good chunk of useful information here. Even if you're not curious about NPA relief planning, or CO prefixes, this is at least a good place to find out where all those new area codes are located
 
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 provides all kinds of school consulting, often working in assemblies or classroom visits, and also providing in-service programs for teachers, and evening programs for parents and families. I also do 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 see my school consulting page or click here to contact me 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
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Si el Mundo fuera una aldea
(video in Spanish)

Si le monde etait un vilage
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MAPPING.com WEEKLY HOTLINKS

27 July to 3 August, 2014

North American Numbering Plan
This site provides information about the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) and its administration. The NANP is the numbering plan for the Public Switched Telephone Network for Canada, the US and its territories, and some Caribbean countries, including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks & Caicos. There is a good chunk of useful information here. Even if you're not curious about NPA relief planning, or CO prefixes, this is at least a good place to find out where all those new area codes are located

20 to 27 July, 2014

NASA's Visible Earth
The ultimate archive of NASA images of the Earth -- still images and animations. An astonishing resource.

13 to 20 July, 2014

Maps that May Change the Way You See the World
A number of interesting maps -- not at all apolitical, and with some strange spelling errors, but still fascinating.

6 to 13 Jul\y, 2014

Global Weather Visualized
A remarkable animation and visualization of global weather, showing ocean surface currents, ocean surface temperatures, atmospheric pressure, wind speed, and more. Begin by reading the "about" page here

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