Educator Resources

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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  • Folk Tale
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • English Language Arts

This folk tale demonstrates in a playful manner how Fate and Mind complement and interact with each other to contribute to a person's success and happiness in life.

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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Folk Tale

This folk tale presents an interesting life perspective portraying how change is inevitable and that we should learn to appreciate this process throughout our lives, rather than longing for a life of serene monotony

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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Folk Tale
  • Teaching of English as a Second Language (TOESL)
  • English Language Arts

This folk tale shares a life lesson of how we should be careful with our preconceptions of people or creatures based on appearance

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  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Folk Tale
  • English Language Arts
  • Literature

Esso, a Togolese boy, recounts a tale of two brothers who set a farmer's crops ablaze, and comes with a surprise ending that includes an outlook on life with a moral twist

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  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Folk Tale
  • Literature
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

A folk tale from India that teaches intercultural awareness by illustrating how different perspectives lead to distinct points of view.

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  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Folk Tale
  • English Language Arts
  • Literature

This folk tale stars a shrewd hare who thought he got the best of everybody, until he met his match

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  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Folk Tale

This folk tale features a rich villager and his talking goat, with a life lesson of how adversity and satisfaction go hand in hand

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