Educator Resources

The Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools program fosters an understanding of other cultures and global issues by providing online educational resources based on the Peace Corps experience and facilitating communication among U.S. learners and current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

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  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Aber, a girl from Kitgum in North-central Uganda.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Geography
  • English Language Arts
  • Arts & Music
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • Intercultural Understanding

The Pulaku Documentary Project takes students on a trip across West Africa, allowing them to experience different aspects a culture threatened by desertification and development.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Akello, a girl from Pabo in northern Uganda.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A delicate scone with no jam or cream required.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Amwato Catherine, a girl from Soroti in Northeastern Uganda.

  • Poem

Death is enveloped by grieving processes.

  • Personal Essay

A Story by a Peace Corps Volunteer

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • English Language Arts
  • Health & Wellness

HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Poem
  • Global Issues

A Volunteer learns about the conditions of apartheid by way of bread.

  • Poem

A Volunteer vividly remembers the sights and sounds of Ethiopia.

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  • Personal Essay
  • Intercultural Understanding

An essay that uses a storm as a metaphor for life in South Africa.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts

The writer confronts issues of racial prejudice that she encounters in South Africa, years after the abolition there of the official policy of apartheid.

  • Lesson Plan
  • Foreign Language

This lesson is a brief presentation of the Bambara language spoken in Mali.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Baobab fruit drink.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A sweet hibiscus drink.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Savory fritters made from fresh beans.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Burkina porridge.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Arts & Music
  • Intercultural Understanding

In this lesson, students will learn about the role of water in ceremonies and celebrations around the world, as well as about the role water plays in the daily lives of those living in Lesotho.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A starchy staple food, eaten with sauce or stew.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A Comorian take on rice.

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