Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
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This link highlights the growth and production of the cotton plant. Begin with a short video clip about the growth of cotton including its history with slaves. Continue by learning about the modern use of genetic engineering in the cotton industry today. Following the video you can learn where cotton is grown across the world and what technology is used to plant, harvest, and process it into fabric.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- Applying Heredity Concepts
- Agricultural Production Regions in the United States
- Growing a Nation Era 1b: Cotton's American Journey
- Cotton's American Journey (Grades 6-8)