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Do you want your students to be fully involved while reading The Diary of Anne Frank? This rationing activity provides a simulation of hardships for people during WWII.

This activity works well with the Diary but it would also work well for anyone teaching World History.

First students will learn what rationing is and how it worked. They will view a Prezi that thoroughly explains how ration stamps were issued and what you could buy with ration stamps. There are two video clips in the Prezi (one video requires the ability to stream YouTube because of its size the other video is embedded.)

After completing the Prezi, students can participate in a week-long rationing simulation of items that they care about! I use this activity as an extra credit assignment because it is so engaging I find that most students CHOOSE to participate.

I have received parent letters thanking me for this activity telling me how much it has helped their child to appreciate what they have.

If you have not used Prezi before they are just like a PowerPoint only more interesting. They do not take any special software or programs. I have a free Prezi in my store for you to try before buying!

If you are afraid to try a Prezi this is for you ... because I have also included the PowerPoint.

I am sure your students will enjoy this activity.

Diary of Anne Frank Ration Cards Simulation by Lerchja is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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GREAT ACTIVITY! Allowed students to experience just a taste of what that time period must have been like.
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Did you have trouble opening the Prezi - I'm here to help you?
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I'm looking forward to incorporating this into my Anne Frank unit. Thank you!
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This is nice. I have a copy of my mom's, and grandmother's and grandfather's ration cards. This will go great with those. Thanks.
On  January 25, 2014Jackie at School answered:
I bought ration stamps on e-bay and pass them around for students to see when I present this - but how cool is it that you have some from your family!!!
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Found this treasure at just the right time. Will make a few adjustments to fit my kiddos. Know they're going to love the activity! Thanks!!
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Thank you for this! I look forward to try and implement this into my Anne Frank unit in ELAR. :)
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My kiddos loved it! It was thought provoking and had them using critical thinking skills! This is also a terrific way to raise a little bit of money for charity! Terrific job!
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I am so happy you found it a valuable experience. I am just starting my Anne Frank unit and look forward to using it again. It's one of my favorite activities.
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Planning to do this with my students again next year!
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My students really enjoy this activity and my parents enjoy the rations as well.
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My students really enjoyed this! It really is a great way to tie ideas kids can relate to with history. I'm looking forward to using it again next year!
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Super! I am so happy you plan to use it again. :)
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What an awesome way to tie kids into the real-world life of that era. Wish I had more time to implement...maybe next year!
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Thank you - students really do "get it"!
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Great eye-opening resource for students!
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8th graders could now relate to how ration cards worked. We applied this to their daily routines and my groups were now able to connect to this way of life.
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Good idea for WWII
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This is a fantastic resource. The information will be a huge help in allowing my students to understand rationing stamps!
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Thank you. I really like doing this with my students too.
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Fun Activity! A real eye-opener for the kids. Thanks!
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On  January 22, 2013Jen London (TpT Seller) said:
I'm so excited to use this activity. When I taught "Anne Frank" last year, a lot of students had a hard time understanding why rations were so important. Now, I think this activity will be a great way for them to equate giving up things they love/enjoy because they have to. For my middle schoolers, I think it'll be a great connection. Thank you!
On  January 22, 2013Jackie at School answered:
Really has worked well for me in the past. My students like the activity and walk away with a great simulation they can relate to. Thanks for buying the product.
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Very creative - this will be a great learning experience for my middle schoolers!
On  January 20, 2013Jackie at School answered:
Thank you - I've worked on this and updated it several times over the past year and now I think I got it just right! Let me know if you have any questions or other comments in the "Ask a Question" section. I really enjoy this lesson, however, I have been doing it for so many years I can't see it as a "newbie" so any input is appreciated. I am about to present this Anne Frank - Ration Card lesson myself in the next week or two.
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On  January 19, 2013,  Kimeen S. said:
I shall try it - perhaps it will bet my students outside! However, I would change their to his/her where the parent signs.
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I'll take a look at it! Thanks for the suggestion.
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On  January 9, 2013,  Dana K. said:
My students can't wait to do this!
On  January 9, 2013Jackie at School answered:
This is my favorite Anne Frank activity. I have a lot of activities to choose from (wish I had time to post them all) but "Ration Stamps" is my favorite.
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On  November 4, 2012,  Katie K. said:
Wonderful idea.
On  November 4, 2012Jackie at School answered:
Thank you. It's a cool activity for students and really gives them a feel for something Anne went through.
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On  November 4, 2012AnnaG (TpT Seller) said:
Not going to work for my class, but a great idea.
On  November 4, 2012Jackie at School answered:
If you want to talk about it - I might be able to make some suggestions that would make it work for you. The kids get into it more than you would think. You can respond to me in "Ask a Question". We might be able to accommodate the activity for your students. I am willing to help :)
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On  October 22, 2012,  Buyer said:
Great addition to my Anne Frank/Holocaust Unit! Would HIGHLY recommend!
On  October 22, 2012Jackie at School answered:
Thank you for the feedback. I am so glad everyone is enjoying it.
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On  October 21, 2012gbrown (TpT Seller) said:
Used this with my WWII simulation last spring and the kids loved it.
On  October 21, 2012Jackie at School answered:
I updated it to include a Prezi - I need to add the original PPT back into the product - check back in a week to get them both! Thank you for the feedback.
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On  July 18, 2012,  Buyer said:
Thank you for a resource that will work great with my students!
On  July 18, 2012Jackie at School answered:
Great! My students really enjoy it too.
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On  February 29, 2012,  Eileen S. said:
Cool activity to help students understand the concept of ration stamps.
Powerpoint is really helpful to go along with this activity too!
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On  February 17, 2013,  Renee M. asked:
Thanks, I was hoping to use it tomorrow.
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On  February 17, 2013Jackie at School answered:
Done! Done in record time (about 10 minutes) because I panicked when you said it wasn't there. Please check it and let me know if it all works for you. Being in panic mode sometimes causes more mistakes.
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On  February 17, 2013,  Renee M. asked:
When I downloaded this activity, I did not get a prezi just a power point. Should I have a prezi also. Are your rations per day or per week?
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On  February 17, 2013Jackie at School answered:
There should be a Prezi - hmmm. Let me check I will get right back to you. I just used the Prezi at school last week. My students just finished this activity Wednesday, they really liked it. The Prezi has some cool videos in it explaining ration stamp even further. Give me a couple of minutes to check it out. (5 minutes later) I just checked it out and holy smoly ... the prezi is NOT there, thanks for the heads up... I will repost it hopefully I have it here at home, it may take me a few minutes. The Prezi is really cool.
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