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

Through a simulation game, students will experience what it is like to confront and deal with a culture highly different from their own.

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  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Arts & Music
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

In this lesson, students will learn about the role of water in ceremonies and celebrations around the world, as well as about the role water plays in the daily lives of those living in Lesotho.

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

Lesson 2 for Mr. John and the Day of Knowledge

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  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Religion

In this unit, students will reflect on the role of water in ceremonies and celebrations around the world.

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

Students will discover that cultural norms heavily influence how we communicate.

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