Activities (Standard 4.4.5)
- Have students measure how much sugar or gasoline their families use in a week. Compare this to the amount allocated each family during World War II.
- Have students fill out the ration application, then design and create their own ration books.
Activities (Standards 11.7.5, 11.7.6)
- Have students measure how much sugar and/or gasoline their families use in a week, compare or contrast this to the amount allocated each family during World War II, and write an expository essay explaining the difficulties of rationing.
- Have students review the primary source documents shown here, then write an essay comparing or contrasting the home-front efforts during World War II with recent events such as September 11, 2001 or the war in Iraq