Enhance lessons with Water in Africa, Culture Matters, Peace Corps Challenge, our special collection of recipes, and webQuests, all of which highlight resources that promote awareness of critical global issues and cross-cultural intelligence.
Engage students in problem-solving modules focused on global issues that today’s Peace Corps Volunteers are addressing in the field. Explore these activities to find out what it takes to think and solve problems like Peace Corps Volunteers around the world!
Recipes: Cuisine from Around the World
Embracing new, local foods with a host family or other friends is one of the first, best steps that Peace Corps Volunteers take toward becoming part of their overseas communities.
Enjoy the magnificent recipes submitted by Peace Corps Volunteers and staff from all corners of the globe.
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Working With Communities
Explore the world through the experiences of Peace Corps Volunteers. At each stop on this interactive map, students can learn about issues affecting that region, as well as how volunteers assist local communities in addressing those challenges. (2009)
Peace Corps Challenge: Educational Resources for Kids Game
The Peace Corps Challenge game gives children the opportunity to work in the fictional village of Wanzuzu as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Kids must work with local villagers and Peace Corps members to solve eight different challenges facing Wanzuzu: water contamination, sanitation and disease, microfinance, barren fields, malaria, soil erosion, education of girls, and agroforestry. (2008)
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Water in Africa
"Peace, Rain, Prosperity!"; The national motto of Lesotho and greeting used by the Basotho
is an appropriate way to welcome you to the Water in Africa website. It reflects the deep
connection of water to all aspects of life in African countries, a concept Coverdell World
Wise Schools has captured in the learning units featured on this site. Ninety Peace Corps
Volunteers contributed firsthand accounts and photographs to the lessons and activities
you will find.
Culture Matters: Interactive Version
Culture Matters, the cross-cultural handbook for Peace Corps Volunteers entering service, is available as an online, interactive module. Students and educators alike can learn why culture is important and what it means to be culturally sensitive.
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