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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  • Grades K - 2
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Kids collect insects, keep them for a day or two, observe them, and release them.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Learn about and try to recognize an individual tree through smelling, touching, and listening.

  • 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 K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Use a timed sorting activity and review to explore different connections to water.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades K - 2
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This lesson plan engages students as a class to simulate the sonarlike system of echolocation used by bats to locate their prey

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Article
  • Youth
  • Social Studies
  • Intercultural Understanding

Tips and tricks to connect with a Grade K-5 audience.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Article

Suggestions to make your Global Connections presentation enjoyable and relevant for your audience

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Arts & Music
  • Intercultural Understanding

In this lesson, students will learn about the role of water in ceremonies and celebrations around the world, as well as about the role water plays in the daily lives of those living in Lesotho.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This lesson plan invites students to reenact and deduce how the animal adaptation of camouflage is exploited in the predator-prey relationship and in nature.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Don't judge your water by its cover.

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  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Geography

The following lesson engages young children in ideas and concepts surrounding community with an exploration of the varied factors that influence how people live, the roles of adults and children, and the interaction of people who live and work within a community.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Exchange information about endangered and extinct species through mini case studies.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

In pairs, learners invent birds with different skills, behaviors, and characteristics.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Think of your favorite place, draw it, then think about human activities that influence it.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Step forward if the action is beneficial to the environment. Step backward if it is harmful.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Geography

The following lesson engages young children in exploring the concept of family with emphasis on how families around the world share more commonalities than differences.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Foreign Language

This activity helps students practice speaking and listening to numbers.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This activity requires students to go on a field trip to a nearby environment (a park or school playground for example) and encourages them to use their senses in observation.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

A lesson plan designed to prompt learners to notice the value of trees for humans, other animals, and the environment.

  • 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.

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