Arkansas the Land of Cotton

Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between cotton agriculture, technology, and culture in Arkansas through an investigation of the Rust Cotton Picker and its effects on Arkansas’ economy.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level: 5-8 Middle School

Time period: Early 20th Century 1901-1940

Arkansas Academic Standards are subject to revision every six years by the Arkansas Department of Education. The frameworks used in the majority of lesson plans on the Arkansas History Hub are from the 2006 Social Studies Frameworks and the 2007 Arkansas History Amendments and School Library Media Frameworks.

GD.8.AH.7-8.4, GD.8.AH.7-8.5, H.6.6.11, H.6.6.3, H.6.6.31, H.6.6.5, RP.6.AH.7-8.2, RP.6.AH.7-8.3, RP.6.AH.7-8.4, W.7.AH.7-8.1, WWP.9. AH.7-8.6



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