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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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Locking up food security with permaculture
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

Students learn about how food security affects the US and the world.

Woman and three children planting seedlings in a garden in Mexico.
  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Activity
  • Environment

The activities in this manual are designed primarily for nonformal situations, such as camps and clubs, in order to teach youth about the environment. The activities here are meant to be active and enjoyable!

Farm
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This lesson engages students to illustrate the relationships of how plant and animal life are connected in an ecosystem

Case Study
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Divide learners into small groups to debate and discuss environmental dilemmas and possible plans of action.

Field
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Match and discuss environmental issues and possible responses in small groups.

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Pepper
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Assume a new identity and occupation to explore how food insecurity effects populations in different ways.

Pest Control
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Learn how to make natural alternatives to chemical pesticides.

Garbage Dump Field Trip
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Visit a nearby garbage dump to learn about waste disposal and its effects on the surrounding environment.

Transect
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Science

This lesson plan explores the biodiversity that is alive around our schools and compares this with the biodiversity found in different types of world ecosystems.

Two Peace Corps Volunteers and three Jamaican teens crouch down in a semi-circle as they plant a tree during Camp GLOW.
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Activity
  • Environment

Explore the steps involved in planting trees by grouping learners into task-based teams.

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