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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Woman and three children planting seedlings in a garden in Mexico.
  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Activity
  • Environment

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!

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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding

In this lesson students will learn about the concept of "home" in the countries of Cambodia, Guatemala, and Guinea.

Honduran baby asleep in hammock
  • Personal Essay

A Story by a Peace Corps Volunteer

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A basketball team of young Jamaican men and women pose with donate basketballs with volunteer Don Holly.
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Personal Essay
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Sports & Leisure

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

corn on the cob
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine

In Guatemala, home is where the corn grows.

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