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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  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Aber, a girl from Kitgum in North-central Uganda.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

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

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Akello, a girl from Pabo in northern Uganda.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Amwato Catherine, a girl from Soroti in Northeastern Uganda.

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

Learners will read and discuss "Declaration," a poem about girls' fight for their dreams in South Africa. Learners will focus their reading and discussion on issues of gender as they appear in the poem.

  • Poem
  • Women & Gender
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts

A poem about a resilient group of girls in South Africa.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

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

  • Poem
  • Women & Gender

There is so much strength and power in every woman.

  • 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.

  • Poem
  • Women & Gender

A Volunteer encourages a girl to break free from gender expectations.

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  • Article
  • Women & Gender

Gender equality is a human right, but our world faces a persistent gap in access to opportunities and decision-making power for women and men.

  • Poem
  • Women & Gender

The presence and importance of women.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Health & Wellness
  • Social Studies
  • Women & Gender

This lesson explores the importance of educating girls in developing countries, as well as some of the factors that traditionally limit girls’ access to education.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Lucine, a girl from the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia.

  • 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.

  • Poem
  • Women & Gender

A girl's daily struggles inspire this poem.

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

Learners will read and discuss "Mosetsana," a poem written about a day in the life of a resilient South Africa girl.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Nato, a girl from Adjara in Southern Georgia.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Nelly, a girl from Mbale in Eastern Uganda.

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