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Boll Weevil Infestation - Primary Source Lesson

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This primary source and questions focuses on the Boll Weevil's impact to the economy of South Carolina and other Southern States during the turn of the 20th century.

Included in the worksheet is an abridged version of a report made during the Boll Weevil infestation and subsequent depression. The report has been shortened to be more easily comprehended by most 8th grade students. However, the worksheet contains the meat of the report in its original language.

Following the primary source, there are six questions that require students to go back into the text, make inferences, recall information, and evaluate evidence.

This excellent resource was made for SC History Standard 8-5.7, but it can be used to teach any standard relating to Agricultural Depression and the Boll Weevil.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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