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Educator Resources

Introduce your students to the Peace Corps via the Global Connections program.

Foster an understanding of other cultures and global issues in your classroom with our online educational resources that can help you spark communication among U.S. learners and current and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

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Students learn about how food security affects the US and the world.
6 - 8
9 - 12
Lesson Plan
Environment
Global Issues
Social Studies
This cultural workbook is designed for easy adaptation by teachers in grades 6 through 12.
6 - 8
9 - 12
Activity
Lesson Plan
Intercultural Understanding
Learners will examine mealtime etiquette in different countries and gain perspectives about other cultures from the rules governing table manners.
Sierra Leone
Uganda
Zambia
6 - 8
Lesson Plan
Personal Essay
International Cuisine
Intercultural Understanding
The activities in this manual are designed primarily for nonformal situations, such as camps and clubs, in order to teach youth about the environment. The activities here are meant to be active and enjoyable!
Armenia
Benin
Cameroon
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Paraguay
Peru
Romania
The Gambia
Togo
K - 2
3 - 5
6 - 8
9 - 12
Activity
Lesson Plan
Environment
Read and discuss autobiographical essays about the daily lives of girls from Georgia, Guyana, and Uganda.
Georgia
Guyana
Uganda
6 - 8
Lesson Plan
Personal Essay
Women & Gender
This webinar series, provided by the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools program, is designed to support educators so they can fully utilize Peace Corps’ global education programs to encourage their learners to become global citizens.
Activity
Global Issues
Intercultural Understanding
In this lesson students will learn about the concept of happiness in the countries of Mongolia, Paraguay, and Ethiopia.
Ethiopia
Mongolia
Paraguay
Mongolian
Spanish
6 - 8
9 - 12
Video
Lesson Plan
Intercultural Understanding
In this lesson students will learn about the concept of "home" in the countries of Cambodia, Guatemala, and Guinea.
Cambodia
Guatemala
Guinea
6 - 8
9 - 12
Video
Lesson Plan
Intercultural Understanding
Kids collect insects, keep them for a day or two, observe them, and release them.
K - 2
3 - 5
Lesson Plan
Environment
Science
Learn about and try to recognize an individual tree through smelling, touching, and listening.
K - 2
3 - 5
Lesson Plan
Environment
Students will examine what it means to be "American" in the eyes of people from other cultures.
6 - 8
9 - 12
Lesson Plan
Intercultural Understanding
Use a timed sorting activity and review to explore different connections to water.
K - 2
3 - 5
Lesson Plan
Environment
These lessons will help you learn normal conversation in Jordan, rather than focusing on formalities.
Jordan
Arabic
Lesson Plan
Foreign Language
A Story by a Peace Corps Volunteer
Honduras
Personal Essay
Students will wrestle with resolving contrasting values between cultures.
Papua New Guinea
6 - 8
9 - 12
Lesson Plan
Personal Essay
English Language Arts
Intercultural Understanding
The writer confronts issues of racial prejudice that she encounters in South Africa, years after the abolition of the official policy of apartheid.
South Africa
9 - 12
Lesson Plan
Personal Essay
English Language Arts
Intercultural Understanding
This lesson is a brief presentation of the Bambara language spoken in Mali.
Mali
Bambara
Lesson Plan
Foreign Language
Through a simulation game, students will experience what it is like to confront and deal with a culture highly different from their own.
9 - 12
Lesson Plan
Intercultural Understanding
This lesson engages students to illustrate the relationships of how plant and animal life are connected in an ecosystem
6 - 8
9 - 12
Lesson Plan
Environment
Divide learners into small groups to debate and discuss environmental dilemmas and possible plans of action.
6 - 8
9 - 12
Lesson Plan
Environment
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