K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

World War II on the home front: Rationing

"If you don't need it, don't buy it"

Instructions on the back of each ration book reminded people not to lose it and asked them to “give your whole support to rationing and thereby conserve our vital goods… If you don’t need it, don’t buy it!”

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