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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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  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

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

  • Poem
  • Intercultural Understanding

A preconception was replaced with new understandings.

  • Personal Essay

Long Version for Advanced Readers

  • Personal Essay

Short Version for Students in Middle School

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Codfish Fritters.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

The Jamaican national dish, served up for breakfast.

  • Lesson Plan
  • Health & Wellness

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.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

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

  • Poem

A volunteer finds home in his host community.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Adiya, a girl from an urban mining town in Guyana.

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  • Grades K - 2
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A roasted red pepper sauce.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

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

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Global Issues
  • Health & Wellness

Students will investigate what HIV/AIDS is, how it is caused, how it is transmitted, and what its effects are. ("HIV" stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. "AIDS" stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.)

  • Poem

A poem about different girls in Malawi.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A delicate scone with no jam or cream required.

  • 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.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

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

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