School Days Around the World
This reader takes a look at an average school day in the lives of children from seven countries, showing how they are all different and yet all the same. Full color.
Paperback, 47 pages
Published March 19th 2007 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
(first published 2007)
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School Days Around the World is a non fiction book intended for primary and intermediate aged children. This book is about an average school day on Earth Day for seven children in different countries intended for the reader to see the differences, but more for the reader to see the similarities and that even though someone is across the world they are more similar than one would think. The seven countries include India, Australia, England, Ghana, Peru, Japan, and America. The language used is wh...more
I liked the way this book was written from the perspective of the students and what to each individual was normal. No two schools are exactly the same, not in developing countries or developed countries. I believe the author was trying to give the reader a glimpse of some of the, sometimes major, differences between schools, while showing that some things are the same no matter where you go, things such as students playing together at recess or projects done. The countries covered include the Un...more
Other non-fiction books like this seem to have current text, but outdated photographs. This nonfiction book is a quality book with current text and photographs. Students get to read about a school day for several children different around the world. The book does a great job of interweaving student's similarities and differences over four pages for each country. The author does a good job of keeping the story interesting for readers. This would be a great non-fiction book for any classroom discu...more
This is another great non fiction book that I could use at different times or themes. This would be great to use in your classroom talking about where and when other children go to class. I could use it again around Earth Day, and I probably will because children love to hear stories over and over again.