Resources: Social Studies / Anthropology
Children Just Like Me by Barnabas and Anabel
This oversized DK book focuses on several children and the countries in which
they live. Filled with photographs of the children's homes, family, friends, possessions,
food, churches, schools, and more. Lots of pictures. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Material World: A Global Family Portrait by Peter Menzel
Amazon.com: "Sixteen of the world's leading photographers create a visual portrait of life
in thirty nations. Material World tackles its wide subject by zooming in, allowing one household
to represent an entire nation. Photographers spent one week living with a 'statistically
average' family in each country, learning about their work, their attitudes toward their
possessions, and their hopes for the future. Then a 'big picture' shot of the family was taken
outside the dwelling, surrounded by all their (many or few) material goods." This is a
truly amazing book for both children and adults. If you'd like a preview, you can view some of
the pictures, stories and stats at NOVA's
Material World site. Also, check out Hungry Planet: What the World Eats and
Women in the Marterial World.
Race: The Power
Based on the PBS series, this interactive site features a sorting game,
lots of facts, a race timeline, and more.