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49 resources with the concept the peace corps

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JFK Challenge

For Students 4th - 11th Standards
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. And so begins your invigorating, innovative learning experience in the JFK Challenge app! Learners choose from two "missions" and...
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Identifying and Using Parallelism and Balance in Literature

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Analyze the use of balanced sentences and parallelism in a narrative. Included in this resource is a narrative about serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan titled, "The Train Ride Home". Middle and high schoolers review...
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Capturing the Reader With Vivid Images

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the use of imagery to hold a reader's attention in an excerpt from John Deever's memoir "Mr. John and the Day of Knowledge". They are introduced to background information about the Ukraine and create original imagery.
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Perspectives on Peace

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Much like a garden, once the seeds of peace are planted, they need to be tended! How can humankind make and keep peace? The second installment in a series of 15 peacebuilding activities focuses on different perceptions of peace. The...
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Organizations Working for Peace

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We're all in this together! Show young scholars that peace is a process and having the support of like-minded people can make it happen. 13th in a series of 15 peace building activities, groups conduct research on a peace organization,...
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Making Service Count

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students investigate the importance of community service by creating their own project ideas.  In this volunteering lesson, students research stories of Peace Corps Volunteers and how they were able to have a positive effect in their...
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Cross-Cultural Dialogue Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and analyze a personal narrative written about a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching English in Guinea-Bissau, Africa. They discuss the concept of crossing cultures, analyze maps, complete worksheets, and develop a writing...
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How Cultures Differ "Two Different Perspectives on the Same Event

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars read excerpts from Peter Hessler's River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze and discuss his difficulties in learning the language, cultural clashes and how cultural perceptions shape our understanding of the world.
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Service Projects in the Dominican Republic

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the role of Peace Corps volunteers. In this service instructional activity, students investigate service projects that feature agriculture, small business, education, environmental education, and health concerns in the...
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How Cultures Differ - Two Different Perspectives on the Same Even

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the effects of culture through the story Running by Peter Hessler. In this geography and cultural lesson, students act as newspaper reporters covering the story of the race. Students write newspaper articles as reporters...
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A South African Storm

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore racial prejudice in South Africa through the reading of "A South African Storm" by Allison Howard. In this cultural and geography lesson, students discuss ethnicity and prejudices and cite examples from the letter....
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Water Contamination Challenge

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Learners play a game to analyze further the effects of water contamination. In this environmental concerns lesson plan, students play an online game about water contamination and may visit the additional links to further their studies on...
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Soil Runoff Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students find ways to decrease soil runoff for an African Village as a part of a Peace Corps project. For this soil runoff lesson, students play a soil runoff challenge online. Students complete online activities and view a slide show to...
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Taking Action! Educating as a Form of Service

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Young scholars read the story Happy Hearts in Manabí by Peace Corps Volunteer Kristen Mallory to consider how educating others can be a form of service. In this health education and service instructional activity, students read the...
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Day to Day Life in a Small African Village

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students analyze life in a village of Tanzania including its language, geography, health, and hygiene issues. For this African village lesson, students locate Tanzania and its capital city on a map. Students compare aspects of school and...
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International Curiosity and National Pride

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students analyze their own culture and a Bulgarian culture to identify national, local, or ethnic traits. In this culture analysis lesson, students identify three important characteristics of their culture and compose a list of questions...
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The Extra Place

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and discuss the story of a Peace Corps volunteer's experiences in Poland. They read and write a response to the story, and participate in a class analysis about their own personal decision regarding the story.
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Breaching the Gulf Between Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read excerpts from Jim Toner's memoir Serendib which chronicles his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka. They work in small groups to analyze the excerpts and discuss how the author came to terms with Sri Lankan...
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What Sharing Really Means

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Learners examine the meaning of generosity and how sharing can be a cultural trait. In this cultural trait instructional activity, students read a text about the culture of generosity in Africa. Learners complete a discussion activity...
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I Had a Hero Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read "I Had a Hero" a memoir written by a Peace Corps volunteer serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They discuss the story, respond to it in writing, complete comprehension activities and relate the account to their own...
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Becoming Part of the Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read narratives by Peace Corps volunteers and examine how they succeeded in adapting to living in a new cultural environment. They identify attitudes and actions that promote having a positive experience in a foreign country.
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What's Mongolia Really Like?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students discover the people of Mongolia. For this social studies lesson, students look at the Mongolian nomadic culture by reading a letter written by a member of the Peace Corps. They describe the different types of communities found...
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Peace Corps Challenge Game- Food from Other Countries

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars examine traditional foods from other cultures.  In this Peace Corps Challenge game, students research food preferences and delicacies in other countries and compare to the traditional American cuisine. Young scholars...
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Becoming Part of the Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify how various cultures are similiar. As a class, they read an essay of a Peace Corps volunteer being integrated into their new community. In groups, they take the elements from the story and put them into different...