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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 9 - 12
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

Students learn about how food security affects the US and the world.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Global Issues
  • Health & Wellness

Students will investigate what HIV/AIDS is, how it is caused, how it is transmitted, and what its effects are. ("HIV" stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. "AIDS" stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.)

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Poem
  • Global Issues

A Volunteer learns about the conditions of apartheid by way of bread.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

Students will investigate the issue of food security, exploring the components of food availability, food access, and food utilization on local, national, and global levels and create a forum for discussion.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

Engaging learners about diversity and discrimination from a global perspective.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Activity
  • Global Issues
  • Intercultural Understanding

Students will examine the difference between equity and equality through problem solving and discovery. They will address the question "Why do we need to learn about differences? If we treat everyone the same, everything will be fine."

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Agriculture
  • Global Issues
  • Intercultural Understanding

A look at community-supported agriculture, this lesson encourages students to take action in local gardens.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Activity
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Global Issues

This webinar series, provided by the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools program, is designed to support educators so they can fully utilize Peace Corps’ global education programs to encourage their learners to become global citizens.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Global Issues
  • Health & Wellness
  • Science

Students will research different aspects of the Ebola outbreak, HIV/AIDS, and malaria as global health crises.

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  • Article
  • Global Issues
  • Health & Wellness

HIV and AIDS affect communities in every region of the world, making HIV/AIDS truly an issue of global significance.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Global Issues
  • Health & Wellness

Students will explore solutions to nutrition issues facing both the U.S. and the world at large.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Agriculture
  • Global Issues
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of food security.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Service Learning
  • Global Issues

Teaching ideas regarding national service for high school teachers.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Article
  • Activity
  • Lesson Plan
  • Global Issues
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Women & Gender

Committed to creating opportunities in STEM education and careers, The Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools program and educators are finding ways to focus on this transformation in the 21st century.

  • Poem
  • Global Issues

from a Peace Corps Volunteer, on economic privilege

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Global Issues
  • Health & Wellness

Investigate the global challenge of disease prevention - including both communicable and noncommunicable diseases.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Women & Gender
  • Social Studies
  • Global Issues

Students investigate gender equality and its relationship to critical global issues.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Global Issues
  • Health & Wellness
  • Science

Students investigate the issue of HIV/AIDS, including common misconceptions about the disease, its impact in the United States and the world, and what Peace Corps Volunteers are doing to support communities dealing with HIV/AIDS issues.