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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
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

Students learn about how food security affects the US and the world.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Geography
  • English Language Arts
  • Arts & Music
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • Intercultural 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.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Article
  • Social Studies
  • Youth
  • Intercultural Understanding

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

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Article
  • Youth
  • Social Studies
  • Intercultural Understanding

Tips and tricks to connect with a Grade K-5 audience.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Teaching of English as a Second Language (TOESL)
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

Learners use a story about China and its people

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Social Studies
  • Intercultural Understanding

Teaching about compassion and kindness through worldly literature.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

Students will investigate the issue of food security, exploring the components of food availability, food access, and food utilization on local, national, and global levels and create a forum for discussion.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Religion
  • Social Studies

Lesson 1 for Three Lessons

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts
  • Global Issues
  • Social Studies

Engaging learners about diversity and discrimination from a global perspective.

  • 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
  • Social Studies
  • International Cuisine
  • Intercultural Understanding

Students consider what they eat and why they eat it, exploring cultural traditions in the process.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Agriculture
  • Global Issues
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of food security.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Service Learning
  • Social Studies

Students reflect on the importance of community service by reading stories about Peace Corps Volunteer experiences.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Activity
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Social Studies

Students will look at objects from a Peace Corps country and both answer and develop their own questions regarding the uses, importance, and background of each object.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Women & Gender
  • Social Studies
  • Global Issues

Students investigate gender equality and its relationship to critical global issues.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Social Studies
  • Health & Wellness
  • Women & Gender
  • Intercultural Understanding

Students will consider the role of sports in a variety of cultures.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment
  • Social Studies

Students will examine the economic, health, and environmental risks of a one-crop economy in the developing world.

  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Social Studies

Lesson 2 for The Meaning of Time; Students will delve further into the differences between a time-bound culture and a culture in which time seems almost unimportant.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Activity
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Social Studies

Students will compare items you brought to your host country when you initially packed your bags to the items you brought back from your host country when you returned and discuss the idea of change.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Social Studies

Students will look at rural Mongolian nomadic culture through the eyes of a Peace Corps Volunteer and examine the dynamics of a people in transition.

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