Cotton's Journey - A Field Trip in a Box
This comprehensive kit includes everything you need to teach a unit on cotton: an instructional guide, two varieties of cotton, samples of cotton in various stages, cotton seeds, cottonseed oil, color poster of the six stages of cotton growth, student booklet, a fabric production flow chart, and a 23-minute video. The video is divided into segments on the history and geography of cotton plants, cotton production, harvest and ginning, and processing and by-products. Questions for investigation are asked at the conclusion of each video segment. This is a great resource for exploring the significance of cotton during the early history of North America through the Civil War.
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