The Miniature Earth
What if the world were a village of 100 people?
Tags: community, demography/population, globalization, inequality, methodology/statistics, subtitles/CC, 00 to 05 mins
Summary: Updated for 2010, this short clip paints a portrait of the earth based on if the world were comprised of a 100-person community. Given that large numbers can be difficult to put into perspective (and thus important information about the world runs the risk of becoming meaningless or unremarkable), this video illustrates for students how the global community fares on such indicators as hunger, religious affiliation, literacy, wealth, education, government expenditures, among many others. The clip is not only useful for helping students understand global inequality and differences, but it also reminds students of the enormity of their own social privilege relative to the majority of the world.
Submitted By: Valerie Chepp
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