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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
  • 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 K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Geography

The following lesson engages young children in ideas and concepts surrounding community with an exploration of the varied factors that influence how people live, the roles of adults and children, and the interaction of people who live and work within a community.

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  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Geography

The following lesson engages young children in exploring the concept of family with emphasis on how families around the world share more commonalities than differences.

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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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  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Geography

Students will examine themselves relative to their characteristics, abilities, and feelings. By making connections to children in another part of the world, they will discover that people are more alike than different.

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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Health & Wellness
  • Science
  • Geography

Students research malaria as a global health issue and discuss examples and ideas for preventing the spread of the disease.

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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Geography
  • Science

Students will view a Peace Corps Volunteer's slide show and discuss the uses of two technologies—windmills and computers—in a Peruvian village. This lesson encourages students to explore the role of technology in society and reflect on the role of technology in their own community.

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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Activity
  • Geography
  • Social Studies

Students and their educators create a world map mural to improve participants’ knowledge of geography and understanding of different peoples, and to support discussions of world peace and friendship.

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