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A personal essay about day-to-day life for Aber, a girl from Kitgum in North-central Uganda.
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  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A preconception was replaced with new understandings.
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  • Poem
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

Long Version for Advanced Readers
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  • Personal Essay

Short Version for Students in Middle School
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  • Personal Essay

Codfish Fritters.
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  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Investigate the issue of HIV/AIDS, including common misconceptions about the disease, its impact in the United States and the world, and what Peace Corps Volunteers are doing to support communities dealing with HIV/AIDS issues.
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  • Lesson Plan
  • Health & Wellness

Students will investigate the issue of food security, exploring the components of food availability, food access, and food utilization on local, national, and global levels .
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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

Being food secure means having enough nutritious food for a healthy and active life.
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  • Lesson Plan

Students learn about how food security affects the US and the world.
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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

A volunteer finds home in his host community.
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  • Poem