Voices From the Field
Reading and Writing About the World, Ourselves, and Others
The publication Voices From the Field contains personal essays written by returned Peace Corps Volunteers, accompanied by standards-based language arts lesson plans and workshops that
- Stengthen students' reading comprehension and writing skills.
- Engage and inspire students to respond to the text and create original narratives
- Broaden students' perspectives on the world and themselves.
Read the full introduction to Voices, which explains how the book is organized and how best to use it. This publication is only available on the World Wise Schools website.
Reflections on the Peace Corps
- "At Home in the World," by Bill Moyers (pdf–153 KB)
Heroes and Friends
- "I Had a Hero," by Mike Tidwell (Central Africa: Zaire/Congo)
- "'Magic' Pablo," by Mark Brazaitis (Central America: Guatemala)
- "Cross-Cultural Dialogue," by Roz Wollmering (West Africa: Guinea-Bissau)
- "On Sunday There Might Be Americans," by Leslie Simmonds Ekstrom (West Africa: Nigeria)
No Easy Answers
- "Ilunga's Harvest," by Mike Tidwell (Central Africa: Zaire/Congo)
- "The Talking Goat," by John Acree (West Africa: Liberia)
- "The Extra Place," by Susan Peters (Central Europe: Poland)
- "A Single Lucid Moment," by Robert Soderstrom (Oceania: Papua New Guinea)
The Appendix (pdf–207 KB) contains background information on the Understanding by Design educational framework, as well as reading comprehension strategies, tips on the use of journals, a list of references cited in Voices From the Field, credits, and acknowledgments.
Download Voices From the Field
Download Voices from the Field as a pdf file here. (pdf–2.3 MB)