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  • Addressing Global Food Security
    Activity Type
    WebQuest

  • Ensuring Access to Quality Education
    Activity Type
    WebQuest

    Discover the connections between education and key international development issues. Students will analyze recent progress in the movement to provide universal primary education and examine the connections between literacy and poverty. Finally, students will write reflective essays articulating their own views on the value of education and how the world ...

  • Eradicating Guinea Worm Disease
    Activity Type
    WebQuest
    Region
    Ghana

    Since 1961, more than 3,700 Volunteers have served in Ghana. Volunteers support communities through programs in education, business development, environment, and health. Many Peace Corps Volunteers work to improve community health through efforts to reduce diseases caused by water contamination or poor sanitation. They collaborate with community health and water ...

  • Fog Collection Devices: Collar Collector
    Subjects
    Science
    Activity Type
    Classroom Project
    Region
    Africa, Cape Verde

    Author: Nathan Lee

  • Fog Collection Devices: Fog Collection Net
    Subjects
    Science
    Activity Type
    Classroom Project
    Region
    Africa, Cape Verde

    Author: Nathan Lee

  • How to Build a Box Cooker
    Subjects
    Science
    Activity Type
    Classroom Project
    Region
    South America, Peru

  • Improving Access to Clean Water and Basic Sanitation
    Subjects
    Environment
    Activity Type
    WebQuest

    Explore the global issue of access to clean water and basic sanitation and analyze trends around the world. Students consider the relationships between water and sanitation and other global issues and review examples of Peace Corps Volunteer projects around the world. Finally, students will plan a World Water Day event ...

  • Improving Nutrition for All
    Activity Type
    WebQuest

    Consider the causes and effects of key nutritional problems - including undernutrition and overweight and obesity - and analyze their global impacts. Students will explore solutions to nutrition issues facing both the U.S. and the world at large. After finding several news articles addressing a nutrition issue of their choice, ...

  • Play the Peace Corps Challenge Game
    Activity Type
    Classroom Project

  • Preventing Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases
    Subjects
    Health
    Activity Type
    WebQuest

    Investigate the global challenge of disease prevention - including both communicable and noncommunicable diseases. Students explore the domestic and global impacts of disease, and learn about some of the strategies that Peace Corps volunteers are using to help reduce the risk of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in their host communities. ...

  • Promoting Environmental Sustainability
    Activity Type
    WebQuest

    Research a variety of environmental concerns and investigate their local and global relevance. Through several Peace Corps Volunteers' stories, students will see examples of communities around the world are working to address environmental issues. Students will conduct research on environmental issues in their own communities and suggest actions for addressing ...

  • Recipe: Arroz en Leche
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Central America and Mexico, Guatemala

    Author: Ana Isabel Mendez

  • Recipe: Banana Cake
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Pacific Islands, Vanuatu

    Author: Suzanne Meltemal

  • Recipe: Banana Plantains with Dried Peas
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Africa, Rwanda

    Author: Esther Uwiragiye

  • Recipe: Beshbarmak
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Kazakhstan

    Author: Natalia Kotova This is the most popular Kazakh dish, which every Peace Corps Volunteer here in Kazakhstan tries in almost every home. This is beshbarmak.

  • Recipe: Cabbage Tomato Soup
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Pacific Islands, Vanuatu

    Author: Suzanne Meltemal

  • Recipe: Cassavas with Dried Beans
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Africa, Rwanda

    Author: Esther Uwiragiye

  • Recipe: Chicken or Pork Adobo
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Pacific Islands, Philippines

    Author: Edmund Villasis

  • Recipe: Chirmol
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Central America and Mexico, Guatemala

    Author: Ana Isabel Mendez

  • Recipe: Coconut Jam
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Pacific Islands, Vanuatu

    Author: Suzanne Meltemal

  • Recipe: Coconut and Green Bean Salad
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Pacific Islands, Vanuatu

    Author: Suzanne Meltemal

  • Recipe: Cream of Kumala Soup
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Pacific Islands, Vanuatu

    Author: Suzanne Meltemal

  • Recipe: Creamed Breadfruit
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Pacific Islands, Samoa

    Author: Esera Lafi

  • Recipe: Ginataang Kalabasa or Squash with Coconut Milk
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Pacific Islands, Philippines

    Author: Edmund Villasis

  • Recipe: Gourmet Rice Salad
    Activity Type
    Recipe
    Region
    Pacific Islands, Vanuatu

    Author: Suzanne Meltemal