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Peace Corps (U.S.). Office of World Wise Schools

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Works: 58 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 5,066 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History  Personal narratives 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: HC60.5, 370.117
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Publications about Peace Corps (U.S.).
Publications by Peace Corps (U.S.).
Most widely held works about Peace Corps (U.S.).
 
Most widely held works by Peace Corps (U.S.).
Looking at ourselves and others by Peace Corps (U.S.)( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
"Looking at Ourselves and Others contains lesson plans, activities, and readings that help students understand components of their own culture and leads them to appreciate and understand differences between their culture and that of others."--Home page
Destination--Poland ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
Destination Kyrgyzstan ( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
This program illustrates the variety of languages, culture and lifestyles that are present in Kyrgyzstan by interviewing the children who live there
Destination Marshall Islands ( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
A film made by high school students from Teutopolis, Illinois, describing the culture and geography of the Marshall Islands. Also includes interviews with Peace Corps workers returned from the Marshall Islands
Destination Senegal ( visu )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Details the history and culture of Senegal and also interviews Peace Corps workers residing there
Destination--Lesotho ( visu )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Describes daily life in Lesotho as experienced by Peace Corps volunteers who live and work there
Destination Cameroon ( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Details the history and culture of Cameroon and also interviews Peace Corps workers residing there
To touch the world the Peace Corps experience ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
This video takes viewers to the home of returned Peace Corps volunteer Thurman Mattiesen where he discusses his Peace Corps experience
Destination Poland ( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
An overview of Peace Corps programs in Poland
Destination Lithuania ( visu )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Describes the history and culture of Lithuania and discusses the economic and political changes that have occurred since Lithuania gained freedom from the Soviet Union. Interviews with children and Peace Corp workers describe their lifestyles and experiences
Destination Honduras ( visu )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Introduces students to the culture and geography of Honduras
Destination Sri Lanka ( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Discusses the history, diversity of ethnic groups and a variety of languages which create the culture of Sri Lanka. Peace Corp workers describe their experiences in this complex society
Destination Paraguay ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
In this video trip to Paraguay, viewers gain insights into rural and urban life in Paraguay and Peace Corps activities there
Destination Nepal ( visu )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
A cultural and social tour of Nepal, with a focus on the Peace Corps presence in that country
The World Map Project ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Handbook for RPCV speakers by Elise Sprunt Sheffield( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Destination, Kyrgyzstan by Kristen J Amundson( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Intended to "help students gain a greater understanding of a culture and region of the world that is different from their own. The series is designed to encourage students to look more closely at their own culture as well as to identify the similarities and differences that exist among cultures." Provides background information about Kyrgyzstan's land, natural resources, climate, population, history and government, people and culture, and schools. Fifteen activities organized by grade cluster: 3-5, 6-9, 10-12
World Wise Schools presents A Peace Corps mosaic ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
A compilation of previously issued Peace Corps videos designed for use in grades 3-12, including selections from the "Destination" series
A Peace Corps mosaic ( visu )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
A video program introducing the Peace Corps and the various programs offered by the Peace Corps. Also offers an introduction to the countries and topics covered in the D̀estination' series
Insights from the field : understanding geography, culture, and service ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Designed for use with students grades 6-12, the three instructional units of this resource, geography, culture and service, provide a unique curriculum resource because it uses primary source materials from the experience of Peace Corps volunteers around the world
 
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controlled identity Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools (Peace Corps)

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