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Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools

Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools

eBooks

World Wise Schools eBooks provide a fun and colorful way for younger students to learn about the world from the comfort of their own homes and classrooms. Take your students on imaginary journeys to fascinating places like Namibia, Guatemala, and the Philippines and help them to understand that despite long distances and cultural differences, they actually share a great deal of common ground with people all over the globe.

 

Communities Around the World

A community is somewhere people can work, learn, and share with each other. They exist across the globe in many different forms. Read this eBook to explore what communities look like in countries such as Cambodia, Panama, and Togo.

BBYL – Culture eBook

Language, food, art, and shared history all contribute to a culture. There are an infinite number of cultures around the world, and the ways in which they intersect can be fascinating. Take a look at this eBook and observe new cultures.

Schools Around the World

This eBook asks readers to compare their experiences in school to that of students in other countries. Read about the after-school activities Panamanian students enjoy, what kids in Guyana wear to school, and what languages are used in classrooms in the Philippines.

Families Around the World

Families are people who take care of and help each other, pass down traditions, and make each person feel needed and cared for. Sometimes families have no children, sometimes extended families live together, and sometimes the children in a family can help the adults. Discover what families look like in countries like Ecuador, Niger, and the Dominican Republic.

Go to School for a Day in Namibia

Read about the experiences of Elissa, a Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Namibia teaching at Waterberg Primary School. Elissa takes readers through a typical day for young students attending this primary school, describing the dormitories, the before- and after-school activities—not to mention the things her students learn.

Building a Bottle School

In Guatemala, Peace Corps Volunteer Stephanie Olivas helped her community build a school out of plastic bottles. Using 5,000 plastic bottles and over 5,000 pounds of trash from the region, Stephanie’s community created “eco-bricks” by packing bottles full of garbage. See how trash was collected and transformed into a beautiful school by this Guatemalan community.

Building a Bottle School – Spanish

Spanish translation of eBook Building a Bottle School. In Guatemala, Peace Corps Volunteer Stephanie Olivas helped her community build a school out of plastic bottles. Using 5,000 plastic bottles and over 5,000 pounds of trash from the region, Stephanie’s community created “eco-bricks” by packing bottles full of garbage. See how trash was collected and transformed into a beautiful school by this Guatemalan community.

Asha’s Village

Written and photographed by Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Michael Gannett, this eBook explores life in an Indian village from the point of view of a young girl, Asha. Including translations of words in Hindustani, this book details different aspects of Asha’s life.

Bountiful Harvests

Peace Corps Volunteer Aisha writes about the importance of olive trees and the harvest to her community in Jordan. People eat olives fresh, pickle them to eat year round, convert them into olive oil, bars of soap, and a type of cooking fuel called jift. Read about the importance of the harvest and olive trees to Jordanian people.

Self eBook

This eBook asks readers to consider what makes them unique. By considering what contributes to identity—talents, hobbies, friendship—one may think about how they can best contribute to the world.

Welcome Rhino

This interactive eBook offers activities for students to complete, such as a words search and a coloring page. Enjoy these tasks while learning about the endangered Black Rhino and its re-introduction to Zambia.