First explain to students the history of the Peace Corps and/or direct them to go to the Peace Corps website. Once students have a general understanding of the history and purpose of the Peace Corps have them select one of the countries on the Peace Corps interactive map.
Then have students go to the Development Education Program’s DEPweb to Explore Sustainable Development of The World Bank Group. On this site is an explanation of sustainable development as well as numerous learning modules. Have students use this web site to gain a better understanding of world economics as well as the place of their Peace Corps’ country in this economy.
Then direct students to research the history of their Peace Corps’ country and prepare a presentation for the class that must include charts, photos and other data in a PowerPoint presentation.
http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.wherepc.latinamerica(interactive world map)
U.S. Foreign Aid:
This lesson plan was inspired by the Development Education Program’s DEPweb to Explore Sustainable Development of The World Bank Group; retrieved from http://www.worldbank.org/depweb/index.html.
This lesson was adapted by Debra L. Clark, Kent State University.