Coverdell World Wise Schools
The Coverdell World Wise Schools program of the Peace
innovative educational resources that promote cross-cultural understanding,
broaden perspectives, and encourage public service among America's youth.
The materials are based largery on the experiences of Peace Corps Volunteers.
Web site: www.peacecorps.gov/wws
Since 1989, World Wise Schools has helped more than 3 million
US students communicate directly with Peace Corps Volunteers in
more that 100 countries. Through the exchange of letters, artwork,
artifacts, and other educational materials, Peace Corps Volunteers
lead your students in an exploration of the countries and cultures of
For more information visit: www.peacecorps.gov/wws/correspond
Speakers Match links returned Peace Corps Volunteers in the
United States with classroom teachers. Anyone wishing to host Peace Corps
Volunteers to speak about their experiences in other countries can contact
Speakers Match to request the name and contact information of a potential
speaker who has returned from Peace Corps service.
more information visit www.peacecorps.gov/wws/speakersmatch
Free Classroom Resources
In addition to the programs that connect teachers and students directly
with Volunteers, World Wise Schools offers supporting
classroom materials that teach the fundamental principles of understanding
culture, geography, and service. Publications, also posted on the Web,
are designed for use in social studies and language arts classes as
well as foreign language and science classes. For more information
on how to request guides such as Building Bridges (with
exercises to teach tolerance and cross-cultural understanding) and Uncommon
Journeys(Peace Corps-written literature with
accompanying lesson plans), visit
Other Web-based Resources:
Podcasts: Subscribe to stories and folk tales written
and read by Peace Corps Volunteers, released weekly and available online
in a growing archive. Visit www.peacecorps.gov/wws/multimedia/podcasts
Watch picture shows online, narrated by the Peace Corps Volunteers who created
them. Visit www.peacecorps.gov/wws/multimedia/slideshows.
Sign up for a free monthly topical newsletter, World Wise Window,
that will provide you with ideas and links for timely studies. Visit www.peacecorps.gov/wws/enewsletter.