Rationing and Rationing Propaganda
Two lessons (both of which were observed) introducing students to the need for rationing in Britain during WWII, and the way that rationing was marketed to the general public. To accompany the first lesson I brought rations of sugar, bacon, milk etc into school (in blank containers), which encouraged and engaged students to guess the amount of rations - although, I used a fake egg, to avoid potential disasters. The second lesson was a highly praised observation that engages students with team work, team captains and a creative challenge to create a propaganda slogan and poster of their own - the results are usually pleasantly surprising and often hilarious.


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  • Lesson-1---rationing-weights-and-cloze-paragraphs.docx
  • Lesson-2---6-rationing-propaganda-posters.docx
  • Lesson-2---Lesson-plan-for-rationing-propaganda.docx
  • Lesson-2---starter-plate-and-progress-check-rationing-book-(back-to-back-A5).docx
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Created: May 13, 2015

Updated: Sep 30, 2015

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