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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 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This demonstration simulates the effect greenhouse gases have on Earth’s climate. It works best if you have sufficient materials for pairs or small groups of kids to each construct their own simulation.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Boiled coconut dumplings.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A Comorian take on rice.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A traditional Moldovan bread.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Mini dumplings stuffed with cheese, potato or cabbage filling.

  • 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 K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Geography

The following lesson engages young children in ideas and concepts surrounding community with an exploration of the varied factors that influence how people live, the roles of adults and children, and the interaction of people who live and work within a community.

  • Poem
  • Intercultural Understanding

Even birds have communities of practice.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Take a walk around the community to map out current assets and needs and to brainstorm possibilities for service learning projects.

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

Teaching about compassion and kindness through worldly literature.

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  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This month-long activity shows kids how organic wastes dramatically transform into valuable compost.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Compost different waste materials and document their decomposition processes in class.

  • Article

Best practices for connecting with adult learners.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Article

Best practices when presenting to high school audiences.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A delicious Mayan staple.

  • Poem
  • Youth
  • Agriculture

Children find a silver lining to forced labor in Uzbekistan.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A savory crab custard.

  • 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.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Fried red lentil and veggie balls.

  • Personal Essay
  • Intercultural Understanding

A cross-cultural story written about a teacher and her students in Guinea-Bissau

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