New York State Archives, NYSA_A4287-78_B3F3_p20
A continuation of an article encouraging people to conserve clothing including tips and advice on how to do so. The article was taken from the Fight Waste booklet, page 20, 1944.
What are some things you could have done to conserve clothing if you had lived during World War 2?
What things did the government encourage Americans to salvage during the war?
Why was it necessary to recycle (salvage) things during World War 2?
What were salvaged fats and greases used for?
Why was tin such an important recycling metal during the war?
Research what sorts of items Americans on the home front were asked to give up for the war effort during previous wars (American Revolution, Civil War, World War I).
Math: In the first year of being a soldier, each man needed about 75 pounds of wool to make his clothing. How much wool would 25 soldiers need during their first year?
Science: What are some ways in which recycled fats and grease were used during World War 2?
English Language Arts: Create a poster in which you encourage people to recycle tin, paper, fat, clothing, or iron during World War 2.
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Colman, Penny. Rosie the Riveteer: Women on the Homefront in World War II. Crown Books for Young Readers, February 1998. ISBN: 0517885670
Colman, Penny. Where the Action Was: Women War Correspondents in World War II. Crown Books for Young Readers, February 2002. ISBN: 0517800756
Levy, Patricia. Home Front During World War II. Raintree Publishers, August 2003. ISBN: 0739860658