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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 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Geography
  • English Language Arts
  • Arts & Music
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • Intercultural Understanding

The Pulaku Documentary Project takes students on a trip across West Africa, allowing them to experience different aspects a culture threatened by desertification and development.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • English Language Arts
  • Literature

Students will examine the universal nature of folk tales and evaluate the meaning of a tale told in Togo.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Article
  • Social Studies
  • Youth
  • Intercultural Understanding

Smooth, meaningful, and enjoyable ways to connect with a 6th-8th grade audience.

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

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

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

Lesson 2 to Help! My Father Is Coming! and The Visit to Vijay's

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

Lesson 2 for Mr. John and the Day of Knowledge

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Teaching of English as a Second Language (TOESL)
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

Learners use a story about China and its people

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Social Studies
  • Intercultural Understanding

Teaching about compassion and kindness through worldly literature.

  • 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.

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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Religion
  • Social Studies

Lesson 1 for Three Lessons

  • 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 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Literature
  • English Language Arts

Students will find and appreciate that folk tales, a stylized genre of literature, tell more than stories; they convey morals or lessons.

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

A simple folk tale on the surface, this tale holds deeper meaning that students can probe, ultimately examining the possible advantages of mortality over immortality.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Health & Wellness
  • Social Studies
  • Women & Gender

This lesson explores the importance of educating girls in developing countries, as well as some of the factors that traditionally limit girls’ access to education.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Social Studies
  • International Cuisine
  • Intercultural Understanding

Students consider what they eat and why they eat it, exploring cultural traditions in the process.

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

Lesson 3 for The Train Ride Home

  • 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 K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Activity
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Foreign Language
  • Literature

This activity encourages students to learn about other languages.

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