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
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

A preconception was replaced with new understandings.

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  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Geography
  • English Language Arts
  • Arts & Music
  • 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 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

Students will examine what it means to be "American" in the eyes of people from other cultures.

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

Students will wrestle with resolving contrasting values between cultures.

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  • Personal Essay
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

An essay that uses a storm as a metaphor for life in South Africa.

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

The writer confronts issues of racial prejudice that she encounters in South Africa, years after the abolition there of the official policy of apartheid.

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

Students will practice evaluating things of importance or beauty from different perspectives.

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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Article
  • Social Studies
  • Youth
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

Smooth, meaningful, and enjoyable ways to connect with a 6th-8th grade audience.

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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
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Literature

Lesson 2 to Help! My Father Is Coming! and The Visit to Vijay's

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