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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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The Budala Women's group from fishpond to community investing.
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Personal Essay
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Literature

Students examine what it takes to make a hero in a story about digging a hole for a fishpond.

fish farming harvest
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Personal Essay
  • 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.

Rabbit drinking
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Folk Tale
  • Literature
  • English Language Arts

Students explore the literary elements of a Tanzanian folk tale about animals collaborating to dig a well.

A goat stands on a rock overlooking the Myagdi river valley in Nepal.
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Folk Tale
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Literature
  • English Language Arts

Students will analyze the meanings and patterns of a folk tale.

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6 women sitting around a dinner time
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • International Cuisine
  • Arts & Music

This video explains the Georgian word “supra”, which literally translates to tablecloth, but it is mainly used to refer to feasts, parties, and celebrations.

VIDEO: Joy, highlighting happiness in Cameroon
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Arts & Music
  • Intercultural Understanding

A typical day in Cameroon is full of joy and happiness.

Aparna Jayaraman Lesotho
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Arts & Music
  • Intercultural Understanding

In Lesotho it may be apparent that there are hardships, however, it is also very apparent how much everyone loves music.

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