When Cotton Was King; The Economics of the Cotton Industry

Lesson PlanStudents will examine the cycle of farm tenancy that developed in Texas after the Civil War and look at significant factors of supply and demand that played a role in the growth of the system. They will look at changes brought about by New Deal government regulations and the development and implementation of new technologies. Students will complete a cause-effect graphic that highlights the economic relationships of supply, demand, and profit. The lesson begins on page 28 of the pdf Texas Economics - Eras and Individuals.
Source:Texas Council on Economic Education
URL:http://economicstexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Texas-Eras.pdf
Grade Level:7th Grade
TEKS:7.7(B), 7.13(A), 7.13(B), 7.21(A), 7.21(B), 7.22(A)
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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