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Kids can learn about and grow their cultural understanding and global awareness by role playing as a Peace Corps volunteer -- dealing with topics like preventing sickness and providing education. PeaceCorps.gov/kids helps kids practice defining problems, thinking critically, and solving complex problems as they talk to villagers to create sustainable solutions. By "making the best decision for the village, even if it wouldn't be the best for you," kids can also learn empathy. This is an engaging website for kids interested in volunteerism and in the challenges facing other countries.
Helps kids understand the importance of helping others and why people in poor countries need assistance.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the Peace Corps' fun, free, interactive challenge teaches kids about agricultural issues in developing countries. It can be used by individuals or groups.
Is It Any Good?
PeaceCorpsChallenge is a well-paced, easy-to-use educational resource for parents and teachers that exposes children to the real-life concerns of developing countries. Because the game spans a two-year Peace Corps service, children can see a country's progress and get a sense of the effort involved in helping countries deal with complex problems.
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