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
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • 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

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

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

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

Suggestions to make your Speakers Match experience enjoyable and relevant for your students.

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  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Arts & Music
  • Cross-Cultural 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Religion

In this unit, students will reflect on the role of water in ceremonies and celebrations around the world.

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  • 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

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