During World War II, American students were encouraged to take a role in aiding the war effort, by rationing food, growing a Victory Garden, buying war stamps, and even collecting scrap in their own communities.
Get in the Scrap! is a national service learning project inspired by the scrapping effort of students during World War II that offers students a chance to complete fun and educational classroom activities while learning important lessons about environmental stewardship.
This service learning project has activities for every classroom in grades 4 – 8, including history, English, art, and science! The activities are designed to supplement your curriculum and can be completed throughout the school year. As a class, you can even tune in and watch We’re All in this Together: How Students Like You Helped Win World War II, a fun and fast-paced electronic field trip all about how students supported the war effort. As you earn points, share your progress with #getinthescrap on Twitter and the Museum will send your students cool prizes!
Teachers, register your class before November 15 to receive an extra five points to start the year! To register, visit www.getinthescrap.org.