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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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.

ceviche
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • International Cuisine

Learn how to make ceviche in a few simple steps! Ceviche is a popular Latin American dish made by marinating fish or shellfish with citrus and seasonings.

A woman pours terere from a glass pitcher into a glass in Paraguay
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • International Cuisine
  • Intercultural Understanding

Learn about "tereré", a traditional Paraguayan drink that brings joy to the community.

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VIDEO: Highlighting happiness in Paraguay
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Foreign Language
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Spanish

"Alegría Paraguaya" or "Paraguayan Happiness" is a part of the culture of Paraguay.

Fiorella sits with women in bright traditional Peruvian clothing with a small lamb on her lap
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Foreign Language
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Spanish

What is joy in Peru? A group of high school students answer this question with an inside look at the culture, traditions and day-to-day happenings of life in a small town in the Andes Mountains of Peru.

VIDEO: Highlighting home in Colombia
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Foreign Language
  • Spanish

In Colombia the word "home" can mean many things, among them, respect, love and mutual care.

VIDEO: Hospitality in Peru
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine
  • Foreign Language
  • Spanish

Learn about some important dishes that are shared in Peru, including "cuy", or fried guinea pig.

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