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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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  • Poem
  • Intercultural Understanding

A preconception was replaced with new understandings.

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

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

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

Students will wrestle with resolving contrasting values between cultures.

  • Personal Essay
  • Intercultural Understanding

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

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Arts & Music
  • Intercultural 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.

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

Lesson 2 for Mr. John and the Day of Knowledge

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

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

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural Understanding

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

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

Lesson 3 for Help! My Father Is Coming! and The Visit to Vijay's

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Intercultural 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.

  • Poem
  • Intercultural Understanding

Even birds have communities of practice.

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

Teaching about compassion and kindness through worldly literature.

  • Personal Essay
  • Intercultural Understanding

A cross-cultural story written about a teacher and her students in Guinea-Bissau

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