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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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  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Geography
  • English Language Arts
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  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

The Pulaku Documentary Project takes students on a trip across West Africa, allowing them to experience different aspects a culture threatened by desertification and development.

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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 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Create a visual representation of the greenhouse effect through this group activity.

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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This demonstration simulates the effect greenhouse gases have on Earth’s climate. It works best if you have sufficient materials for pairs or small groups of kids to each construct their own simulation.

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  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • International Cuisine
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

Students will examine mealtime etiquette in different countries and make inferences about other cultures from the rules governing table manners.

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  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

Students will learn to appreciate the value of nonverbal communication, focusing on the shaking or nodding of one's head, and the meanings attached to each activity in Bulgaria and in the United States.

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  • Article
  • Health & Wellness
  • Agriculture

Nearly a billion people across the world experience the effects of food insecurity.

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  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Teaching of English as a Second Language (TOESL)
  • Geography
  • Science
  • English Language Arts

ESOL Levels: Intermediate, Advanced

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  • Personal Essay

A Story by a Peace Corps Volunteer

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  • Personal Essay
  • English Language Arts

By Mike Tidwell - Peace Corps Volunteer

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