A SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT FROM
THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM IN NEW ORLEANS

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 70 years ago played a positive role on the Home Front in securing victory in WWII.

 

Get in the Scrap! will give your students experience with the following skills:

Scrapping
Energy Conservation
History
Writing
Math
Art
Teamwork

Have you noticed that our logo has a wagon? Do you know why? During WWII, children like you went around their neighborhoods collecting metal, rubber, and paper items so they could be turned into things to help fight and win the war. If you saw a kid pulling a red wagon along, you could be sure he or she was “Scrapping for Victory!” Our wagon is green, because green is the color for conservation of the Earth’s natural resources.

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