Make history come alive as your students clean cotton by hand. This
simulation of the cotton cleaning process recreates "pre-Eli Whitney"
America and demonstrates the difficulty of slavery and the
importance of the cotton gin as the start of the Industrial Revolution
in America. This hands-on lesson is appropriate for elementary,
middle school, and high school students alike.
Students learn best when they actively participate. This hands-on
lesson has proven to be a student and teacher favorite because of its
unique approach to teaching about the Industrial Revolution, the
importance of Eli Whitney's cotton gin, and the difficulty of slavery.
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|Such a powerful lesson that your
students will remember it forever!
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