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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 K - 2
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Kids collect insects, keep them for a day or two, observe them, and release them.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Learn about and try to recognize an individual tree through smelling, touching, and listening.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Use a timed sorting activity and review to explore different connections to water.

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

Go out into a nearby community to survey different families about agriculture and food.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades K - 2
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This lesson plan engages students as a class to simulate the sonarlike system of echolocation used by bats to locate their prey

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This lesson plan invites students to reenact and deduce how the animal adaptation of camouflage is exploited in the predator-prey relationship and in nature.

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

This lesson engages students to illustrate the relationships of how plant and animal life are connected in an ecosystem

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

Divide learners into small groups to debate and discuss environmental dilemmas and possible plans of action.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Create a visual representation of the greenhouse effect through this group activity.

  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This demonstration simulates the effect greenhouse gases have on Earth’s climate. It works best if you have sufficient materials for pairs or small groups of kids to each construct their own simulation.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Take a walk around the community to map out current assets and needs and to brainstorm possibilities for service learning projects.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This month-long activity shows kids how organic wastes dramatically transform into valuable compost.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Compost different waste materials and document their decomposition processes in class.

  • 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 K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Exchange information about endangered and extinct species through mini case studies.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

In pairs, learners invent birds with different skills, behaviors, and characteristics.

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

Think of your favorite place, draw it, then think about human activities that influence it.

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Lesson Plan
  • Environment

This lesson combines a popular childhood game (Musical Chairs) with a thought-provoking concept of how human actions can lead to the destruction of an ecosystem.

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