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Allow your students to discover more about the COTTON INDUSTRY using this Primary Source activity.
Examining primary sources gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past. Helping students analyze primary sources can also guide them toward higher-order thinking and better critical thinking and analysis skills.
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Page 1: Five illustrations with text: sorting cotton, Sea Island cotton plant, carrying cotton from the field to the gin, planting cotton, and weighing cotton.
Page 2: Four illustrations with text: packing cotton for market, loading cotton on ship, whipping cotton, and ginning cotton.
African Americans--Employment--Sea Islands--1860-1870 Cotton--1860-1870 Cotton industry--Sea Islands--1860-1870
This cross curricular, differentiated activity is designed to reach the varying learning levels of all students by allowing them to respond to the primary source and choose the questions they would like to answer.