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Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools

Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools


Since its founding in 1989 by then-Director of the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell, the World Wise Schools program has worked to fulfill the Third Goal of the Peace Corps: to educate Americans about the people and countries where Peace Corps Volunteers serve.  More than 3 million students have participated in World Wise Schools programs, broadening their perspectives, increasing cultural awareness, understanding global connections, and performing community service.

Today, World Wise Schools offers a variety of classroom resources including:

  • Lesson plans and teaching materials
  • Teacher guides with activities for grades 3–12
  • Peace Corps Volunteer essays, photos, video clips, and interviews