In this cross-curricular lesson plan based upon the book "If the World Were a Village" by David J. Smith, students must determine if one classroom can provide enough data to create a sequel to this book. Students conduct a poll to collect data, then working in cooperative learning groups they determine the best method of visual representation for each category polled, display the data and analyze it. Once the classroom book is completed students write a friendly letter to the author informing him about their results. Lesson plan, student worksheets, and teacher masters are all provided in PDF format.


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