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Get in the Scrap: The perfect New Year’s resolution!

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Teachers– looking for the perfect New Year’s resolution for your students?

Sign up your class to Get in the Scrap! with The National WWII Museum. Inspired by the scrapping efforts of students during World War II, Get in the Scrap! is a national service learning project for students in grades 4-8 all about recycling and energy conservation. Your students have the power to affect positive change on the environment, much like students played a positive role on the Home Front in securing victory in WWII.

Find out how easy it is to participate by watching this video:

Choose from a variety of activities part of the project toolkit, that inspire good habits and environmental stewardship, and encourage teamwork, creativity and decision-making.  The activities are designed to supplement your curriculum and can be completed throughout the school year. The Museum will send you a poster to keep track of the activities you complete. Share your progress and the Museum will send your students cool prizes! Whether your students are interested in history, math, writing, or art, there is an activity for them.

Your students can also explore what life was like for students on the Home Front. Browse images of children scrapping, a nation-wide salvage plan for schools, propaganda posters, and even a scrapbook from a student who won a state-wide scrapping competition.  As a class, you can also tune in and watch, We’re All in this Together: How Students Like You Helped Win WWII, a fun and fast-paced Electronic Field Trip all about how students supported the war effort.

Join students and teachers around the nation and pledge to make a difference in your home, school, community, and even the planet! The Museum will recognize and share your efforts in a big way. Sign up your class today!

Post by Chrissy Gregg, Virtual Classroom Coordinator

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