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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

Students examine what it takes to make a hero.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Students will examine the imagery in a rich, spare poem about an interlude between two women of different cultures in rural Niger.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Literature

With a decades-long nursing career to her credit, Mary Ann Camp was a hero before she became a Peace Corps Volunteer.

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

Students will gain insight into the mindset of a rural boy in Niger, specifically regarding his relations with both indigenous and foreign people in the local market.

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

Lesson 2 for Sharing in Africa

  • 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 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.

  • 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.