Cotton Industry in Texas

Lesson PlanStudents will examine where cotton is grown in Texas and will look at the role of geographic factors (soil, climate) and human resources (workers) in its production. Students will compare the levels of human labor, past and present, in cotton production and understand the importance of this crop to the Texas economy. They will be provided opportunities to analyze charts and maps, and draw inferences and conclusions, with print and visual information on the cotton industry in Texas. This lesson plan begins on page 88 of the pdf Building an Economy - The Texas Experience.
Source:Texas Council on Economic Education
URL:http://economicstexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Building-an-Economy.pdf
Grade Level:4th Grade
TEKS:4.12(A), 4.12(B), 4.13(B), 4.21(B), 4.21(C)
Topics:Reconstruction, Late Nineteenth-Century, Progressive Era, Texas in the 1920s, Great Depression, World War II, Texas Since World War II

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