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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  • Poem
  • Intercultural Understanding

A preconception was replaced with new understandings.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

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

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Fried corn cakes with an egg inside.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A traditional Caribbean cake served during the winter holidays.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Boiled white corn cakes

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

A delicious combo of potato and tuna salads with Peruvian spices.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Fresh veggies and tuna with citrus marinade.

  • Personal Essay

By Kristina Owens - Peace Corps Volunteer: Bolivia (2000-2002)

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Devi, a girl from the eastern coastal region of Guyana.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Women & Gender

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

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  • Poem
  • Intercultural Understanding

One culture with many histories and skin tones.

  • Personal Essay

A Story by a Peace Corps Volunteer

  • Poem

Peace Corps projects and work are accomplished only with local knowledge and support.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Fresh lemonade.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Marlana, a girl from the Hinterland Savannah region of Guyana.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Mary, a girl from the Hinterland River Community in Guyana.

  • Recipe
  • International Cuisine

Cool honeydew and vanilla drink.

  • Poem

Peace Corps service changes the Volunteer.

  • Poem
  • Intercultural Understanding

The importance of close community in Paraguay.

  • Personal Essay

A Story by a Peace Corps Volunteer

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