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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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Locking up food security with permaculture
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

Students learn about how food security affects the US and the world.

Peace Corps Malawi Volunteer embraces host mom
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Activity
  • Intercultural Understanding

This cultural workbook is designed for easy adaptation by teachers in grades 6 through 12.

sirene po skopski
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Personal Essay
  • International Cuisine
  • Intercultural Understanding

Learners will examine mealtime etiquette in different countries and gain perspectives about other cultures from the rules governing table manners.

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!

GCP 2
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

Read and discuss autobiographical essays about the daily lives of girls from Georgia, Guyana, and Uganda.

Child with globe
  • Activity
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Global Issues

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.

VIDEO: Highlighting happiness in Paraguay
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Spanish
  • Mongolian

In this lesson students will learn about the concept of happiness in the countries of Mongolia, Paraguay, and Ethiopia.

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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.

Bug
  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Science

Kids collect insects, keep them for a day or two, observe them, and release them.

trees in Uganda
  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Learn about and try to recognize an individual tree through smelling, touching, and listening.

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

Students will examine what it means to be "American" in the eyes of people from other cultures.

Water a bit cool, but fun
  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Use a timed sorting activity and review to explore different connections to water.

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  • Lesson Plan
  • Foreign Language
  • Arabic

These lessons will help you learn normal conversation in Jordan, rather than focusing on formalities.

Honduran baby asleep in hammock
  • Personal Essay

A Story by a Peace Corps Volunteer

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

Students will wrestle with resolving contrasting values between cultures.

A storm in Lesotho
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Personal Essay
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts

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

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  • Lesson Plan
  • Foreign Language
  • Bambara

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

PCV showing respect for elders in the Philippines
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding

Through a simulation game, students will experience what it is like to confront and deal with a culture highly different from their own.

Farm
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This lesson engages students to illustrate the relationships of how plant and animal life are connected in an ecosystem

Case Study
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Divide learners into small groups to debate and discuss environmental dilemmas and possible plans of action.

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