Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs for World Wise Schools
For General Audience
- What is Coverdell World Wise Schools?
- Coverdell World Wise Schools is located in the Peace Corps Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services, which promotes the agency's third goal of increasing Americans' understanding of other peoples. Since it began in 1989, World Wise Schools has helped U.S. students communicate directly with Peace Corps Volunteers all over the world. Initially set up as a correspondence match program between Volunteers and U.S. classes, World Wise Schools expanded its scope over almost two decades by providing a broad range of lesson plans and classroom resources for educators.
- Why should I use World Wise Schools materials?
- Many educators find that by increasing awareness of cultural diversity through World Wise Schools resources, students come to better value the rich heritage and broad representation of peoples within their own communities. Our resources are free and can enrich the lives and learning experiences of American students all over the country.
- What grades does World Wise Schools provide resources for?
- World Wise Schools resources are meant for all learners, and while geared toward Kindergarten through 12th grade, they can be used by people of all ages. Visit our Resources & Materials (http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/search/) page to browse the lesson plans and other materials that can be used in the classroom.
- Is there a charge for World Wise Schools materials?
- No. You are free to use and copy the materials as needed, however, you cannot sell or reproduce the resources that World Wise Schools provides to you for profit.
- I am very interested in Peace Corps and would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer. Can you provide me with more information?
- You can learn more about volunteering with the Peace Corps and contact a recruiter from the main website (www.peacecorps.gov).
- Can World Wise Schools help me find grant money for my next educational project?
- World Wise Schools does not have a grant program and cannot provide financial support for external projects. However, for currently serving volunteers, the Peace Corps Partnership Program (http://www.peacecorps.gov/ggm/smallgrants/) can provide financial support for volunteer-led initiatives during their service.
- I would like to promote my new publication through World Wise Schools. Can you feature my work on the World Wise Schools website?
- Unfortunately, World Wise Schools cannot assist with the promotion of textbooks or other publications that are not created by Peace Corps or its official partnerships.
- I work with an educational initiative and would like to partner with World Wise Schools. Is this possible?
- World Wise Schools does not usually form partnerships with other entities. For further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- I would like to contact one of the authors on your website. Can you send me his/her e-mail address?
- In order to protect the privacy of the contributors, World Wise Schools does not release author contact information to the public.