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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  • Women & Gender

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

  • Poem
  • Intercultural Understanding

A preconception was replaced with new understandings.

  • Personal Essay

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  • Personal Essay

Short Version for Students in Middle School

  • Poem

A volunteer finds home in his host community.

  • 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.

  • Poem

Death is enveloped by grieving processes.

  • Personal Essay

A Story by a Peace Corps Volunteer

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  • Global Issues

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

  • Personal Essay

A Story by a Peace Corps Volunteer

  • Poem

A Volunteer vividly remembers the sights and sounds of Ethiopia.

  • Personal Essay

A personal essay about a Peace Corps Volunteer and their experience

  • Personal Essay
  • Intercultural Understanding

An essay that uses a storm as a metaphor for life in South Africa.

  • Poem

Poem about local sights and sounds in Georgia.

  • Personal Essay

A Story by a Peace Corps Volunteer

  • Poem
  • Intercultural Understanding

Even birds have communities of practice.

  • Poem
  • Youth
  • Agriculture

Children find a silver lining to forced labor in Uzbekistan.

  • Personal Essay
  • Intercultural Understanding

A cross-cultural story written about a teacher and her students in Guinea-Bissau

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