1. Ask students what resources, products, etc., would be in short supply here at home during a major war? Make a list of these on the board.
2. Have students research, preparing to compare and contrast the programs of the two World Wars and to speculate about the reasons for their differences. Areas of research could include:
- Rationing of food and the use of rationing coupons
- Changes in industry as a result of the wars
- Gasoline rationing
- Victory gardens