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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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sirene po skopski
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Personal Essay
  • International Cuisine
  • Intercultural Understanding

Learners will examine mealtime etiquette in different countries and gain perspectives about other cultures from the rules governing table manners.

The Budala Women's group from fishpond to community investing.
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Personal Essay
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Literature

Students examine what it takes to make a hero in a story about digging a hole for a fishpond.

fish farming harvest
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Personal Essay
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Literature

Students examine the culturally based impulse to share with others versus the impulse to watch out for oneself or one's immediate family.

Rabbit drinking
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Folk Tale
  • Literature
  • English Language Arts

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

A goat stands on a rock overlooking the Myagdi river valley in Nepal.
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Folk Tale
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Literature
  • English Language Arts

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

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.

Bean stew
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • International Cuisine

Learn how to make feijoada, a stew of beans with sausage and pork. The name feijoada comes from feijão, meaning ‘bean’ in Portuguese.

6 women sitting around a dinner time
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • International Cuisine
  • Arts & Music

This video explains the Georgian word “supra”, which literally translates to tablecloth, but it is mainly used to refer to feasts, parties, and celebrations.

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.

corn on the cob
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine

In Guatemala, home is where the corn grows.

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VIDEO: Highlighting hospitality in Armenia
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine

Armenian people are known for their kindness and hospitality.

VIDEO: Hospitality in Mongolia
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine

In Mongolia, you may be offered milk tea, a salty tea made with water, milk, tea leaves and salt.

VIDEO: Highlighting hospitality in Morocco
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine

The Moroccan tradition of hospitality is deeply rooted in their culture.

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

Tea is central to Moroccan hospitality.

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

Learn about Mozambique's culture of sharing, or "servido".

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.

VIDEO: Hospitality in The Gambia
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine

This is the story of an object that has an important place in The Gambia's culture of hospitality: the food bowl.

Khachapuri food from Georgia. Egg in bread.
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • International Cuisine

Learn how to make Khachapuri, a traditional Georgian dish of cheese-filled bread.

Turon from the Philippines
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • International Cuisine

Learn how to make Turon, a sweet Philippine snack made of thinly sliced bananas which are rolled in a spring roll wrapper and fried.

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