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

Lesson 1 for Mr. John and the Day of Knowledge

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Folk Tale
  • English Language Arts
  • Literature

Esso, a Togolese boy, recounts a tale of two brothers who set a farmer's crops ablaze, and comes with a surprise ending that includes an outlook on life with a moral twist

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Folk Tale
  • Literature
  • Intercultural Understanding

A folk tale from India that teaches intercultural awareness by illustrating how different perspectives lead to distinct points of view.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Folk Tale
  • English Language Arts
  • Literature

This folk tale stars a shrewd hare who thought he got the best of everybody, until he met his match

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Arts & Music
  • Literature

Students explore the literary elements of a Tanzanian folk tale about animals collaborating to dig a well.

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

Lesson 2 for The Train Ride Home

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

Lesson 3 for Mr. John and the Day of Knowledge

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

Students will analyze the meanings and patterns of a folk tale.

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

Lesson 4 for Help! My Father Is Coming! and The Visit to Vijay's

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

Lesson 2 of Soccer Until Dusk

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