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Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools

Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools

Uncommon Journeys

Peace Corps Adventures Across Cultures


Uncommon Journeys offers 11 essays by returned Peace Corps Volunteers, providing readers an insider's grasp of what it's like to serve as a Volunteer, including the challenges, the rewards, the humor, and, most important, lessons about life in other cultures. Ten of the selections are accompanied by lessons that can be employed in 6th- through 12th-grade classrooms.


A Matter of Time and Fate

Standing Out in the Crowd

Generations Apart

Giving and Receiving

Resilience Above All


The Appendix contains background information on the educational framework, a list of references cited in Uncommon Journeys, and acknowledgements.

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