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

A Story by a Peace Corps Volunteer

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A classic rice and bean dish made with coconut milk and chicken from the Caribbean side of Costa Rica.

  • Personal Essay

A Story by a Peace Corps Volunteer

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Pickled vegetables with a kick!

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A delicious Mayan staple.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Vegetarian corn mixture steamed in corn husks

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Tiny pies filled with mashed plantains and cheese.

  • Poem

A vibrant, colorful celebration of a Guatemalan bus.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A Costa Rican classic of rice and beans.

  • Poem
  • International Cuisine

The process of making tortillas is a deeply important Mayan tradition.

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  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan

Introduce the concept of leadership with examples of leaders.

  • Personal Essay
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts

By Mark Brazaitis - Peace Corps Volunteer: Guatemala (1991-1993)

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

Students examine what goes into hero worship and establishing unlikely friendships.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A fresh summer salsa.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Mashed plantains with a fried egg on top.

  • Poem

Experiencing a different culture can engage all the senses.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Make it yourself!

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Savory green plantains and tuna.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

This thick, stuffed tortilla is a national dish of El Salvador

  • Poem
  • Foreign Language

The difficulty of learning to communicate in a new dialect.

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