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At-Home Learning: Victory Gardens: No Sacrifice is Too Small

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST

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This 45-minute program geared toward grades 6-8 will be presented by the Eisenhower Foundation.

During both World War I and World War II, many resources like food were scarce because America needed to focus on getting our soldiers the resources they needed to win the war. During those times, people were encouraged to grow “Victory Gardens” to lesson the strain on the commercial food supply, ensure that everyone had access to nourishment, and provide a morale boost by allowing Americans on the home front to aid the war effort. In this program, students will analyze the motivation and impact of the Victory Garden as well as the patriotism and propaganda that surrounded them. We will discuss the similarities to the contemporary Victory Garden movement and how kids in the 1940s and today can make a difference for the betterment of our country.

This program is part of our spring series of online, interactive-learning programs for students and families. Programs are available for preschool through 12th grade, and are scheduled weekly through the end of May. All programs, offered via a web link in partnership with the Presidential Primary Sources Project, will take place at 2pm ET / 1 pm CT / 12 pm MT / 11 am PT.

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