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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Go out into a nearby community to survey different families about agriculture and food.

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

Students will wrestle with resolving contrasting values between cultures.

  • 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.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • English Language Arts
  • Literature

Students will examine the universal nature of folk tales and evaluate the meaning of a tale told in Togo.

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

Students will practice evaluating things of importance or beauty from different perspectives.

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  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Article

Suggestions to make your Global Connections presentation enjoyable and relevant for your audience

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

Lesson 2 to Help! My Father Is Coming! and The Visit to Vijay's

  • 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.

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

Lesson 2 for Mr. John and the Day of Knowledge

  • 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

  • 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.

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

Lesson 3 for Help! My Father Is Coming! and The Visit to Vijay's

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Social Studies
  • Intercultural Understanding

Teaching about compassion and kindness through worldly literature.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Article

Best practices when presenting to high school audiences.

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

Students will investigate the issue of food security, exploring the components of food availability, food access, and food utilization on local, national, and global levels and create a forum for discussion.

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