ERIC Number: ED369712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Most of World Wise Schools: An Activity Guide for Teachers.
Walker, Amy B.
Developed as a study guide for teachers and students participating in the Peace Corps' World Wise Schools program, the primary purpose of this document is to enhance correspondence with a Peace Corps Volunteer and to help students gain a greater understanding of a different culture and region of the world. The activities encourage students to examine their own culture as well as to identify similarities and differences that exist among cultures. The five fundamental geography themes of location, place, relationships with places, movement, and regions are the focus of the activities. Within each section, suggestions identify the academic levels by lower grades, middle grades, or upper grades for a variety of activities. Thirteen worksheets and handouts coincide with certain activities and appear in the activity worksheet section at the end of the guide. Suggestions for ways to involve a Peace Corps Volunteer in classroom activities and for possible questions to ask in letters identify ways to increase classroom participation. A section for teachers contains research and ideas on multicultural awareness and the environment authored by teachers who have been involved in the World Wise Schools programs. Lists of 14 bibliographic items, 15 environmental organizations, and 9 U.S. government agencies provide further information about global topics. (CK)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Images, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Intercultural Programs, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Social Studies
Peace Corps of the United States, Office of World Wise Schools, 1990 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20526.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Office of World Wise Schools.