In a time of climate emergency and biodiversity crisis we need to find ways to use our resources better to save the planet and solve the problems humans have caused. Now, more than ever, is a time to study how people in the past coped with extreme events and learn from them. We have created a set of primary curriculum-linked activities highlighting the importance of materials during the Second World War and how they were recycled, reused and repaired during times of scarcity.

Use our exclusive World War II education pack to find out how resources were scarce during World War II and how young people had to Make Do and Mend, cope with rationing and helped collect recycling.

The pack contains three separate Powerpoint presentations guiding you through a series of classroom based activities and accompanying worksheets. Download them exclusively here.