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Lesson Plan: Scrap Drive

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Grade Level(s): K-8th
Time Required: 30 minutes
Location: At-home or PHAM

During World War II, our supply for rubber, tin and other essential items was cut off.  The war production ordered people to look in their homes to find any used or unused items to be recycled and used again to be collected for scrap drives.  Scrap drives included rubber, metal, and tin cans.  If you donated an item to the drive, you received a penny for every pound.  These drives brought the community together to unite for a common purpose and they were a vital part of the American effort.

Students will make something that was used during WWII, learning more about this historical time through a hands-on activity.


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