|Project Title||American Spaces Lesson Plan Development|
|Project Summary||Our American Spaces are in dire need of simple lesson plans for staff and volunteers to follow on a variety of topics to introduce U.S. Culture, improve English, develop information management skills and strengthen civic participation.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||3|
Develop at least one lesson plan a week in English on assigned topics that will help the coordinators of American Spaces in Liberia to provide more robust programs for our target audience, youth and students. The lesson plans should be simple and be able to be conducted in 30 minutes to an hour. Our American Spaces do not have reliable internet, so texts or required resources should be included in the lesson plan. If used, online videos should be short. The coordinators or volunteers who will be presenting the lesson plans are not necessarily educators, so terminology should be simple and accessible. The lesson plans can be general enough that they can be used for the intern’s own needs as well. The lesson plans would be an ideal starter collection for a future Peace Corps volunteer or an English or Social Studies teacher. When the intern is chosen, we will hold an introductory skype or DVC session to go over the realities of the educational environment in which Liberians work
American Spaces create a place for the U.S. Embassy to have in-person engagement with Liberians. Our American Spaces provide welcoming environments where visitors can connect and learn about the United States along with many other educational topics. Hosted in the embassy, schools, and other partner institutions, American Spaces are platforms for providing information through five core program types: English language learning, Educational advising, Alumni activities, Cultural programs, and Information about the United States. Our spaces are resource centers with books, computers and internet access as well as meeting spaces.