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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!

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

Kids collect insects, keep them for a day or two, observe them, and release them.

trees in Uganda
  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

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

Water a bit cool, but fun
  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

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

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.

Clear Water is not Clean Water
  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Don't judge your water by its cover.

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

Exchange information about endangered and extinct species through mini case studies.

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.

Three of the original ART-I-SAN "My Namibian Friend" dolls: Makena Mongoose, Lele Lion and Gili Giraffe.
  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This lesson plan engages students to illustrate the vast diversity of adaptations that animals use for survival, delineating how and why form fits function.

Recycling Scavenger Hunt
  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Go out into the community to collect and sort recyclable materials.

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.

Timeline for Decomposition
  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Sort your garbage on a timeline to better understand decomposition.

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.

Nicaragua bottle classroom
  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This warm up or review activity gets students to think on their toes and race to categorize waste materials!

Tree Hands
  • Grades K - 2
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

In this activity, students trace their hands and forearms to form the trunks and branches of trees.

Life Cycle of a Tree
  • Grades K - 2
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Act out the life cycle of a tree as a group.

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