In Material World an award-winning photographer traveled the world and took pictures of families standing outside their houses with all of their possessions beside them.
Plus, the author includes first-hand accounts of his time with the families and provides candid photographs and notes that give an even deeper peek into various cultures. It is amazing what valuable ideas can be discovered by seeing each family member’s favorite possession, what they hope to have in the future, and what daily life is like in countries around the globe!
This book, Material World, and its companion volume, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, have been on my coffee table for years. I’ve watched people of all ages be drawn to the large, colorful photographs and fascinating notes over and over again.
That’s why those two books are featured in all of the Visits To… geography notebooks. They are the two mandatory books needed to complete that series and will give you many years of wonderful living geography studies for all of your students.
Parental Advisory: Three photos in the book (pp. 16, 70, 200) contain National Geographic-style partial nudity, providing an authentic representation of the culture in those areas of the world.