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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  • Poem
  • Women & Gender

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

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  • 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.

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  • Poem
  • Women & Gender

The presence and importance of women.

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  • 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.

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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

Students will begin to analyze what it is that constitutes culture.

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  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Lucine, a girl from the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia.

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  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Marlana, a girl from the Hinterland Savannah region of Guyana.

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  • Personal Essay
  • Women & Gender

A personal essay about day-to-day life for Mary, a girl from the Hinterland River Community in Guyana.

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  • Poem
  • Women & Gender

A girl's daily struggles inspire this poem.

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

Students will read and discuss "Mosetsana," a poem written by a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in South Africa.

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