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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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  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

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

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Women & Gender

Learners will read and discuss "Declaration," a poem about girls' fight for their dreams in South Africa. Learners will focus their reading and discussion on issues of gender as they appear in the poem.

  • Poem
  • Women & Gender
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts

A poem about a resilient group of girls in South Africa.

  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Devi, a girl from the eastern coastal region of Guyana.

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  • 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.

  • Poem
  • Women & Gender

There is so much strength and power in every woman.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Women & Gender

Read and discuss autobiographical essays about the daily lives of girls from Georgia, Guyana, and Uganda.

  • Poem
  • Women & Gender

A Volunteer encourages a girl to break free from gender expectations.

  • Article
  • Women & Gender

Gender equality is a human right, but our world faces a persistent gap in access to opportunities and decision-making power for women and men.

  • Poem
  • Women & Gender

The presence and importance of women.

  • 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
  • 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.

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