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Cotton Farming In Texas

Cotton Farming in Texas



Cotton was first grown in Texas by Spanish missionaries.Mexico San Antonio missions, in 1745, produced several thousand pounds of cotton annually which was spun and woven by mission craftsmen.

In this lesson, students will view several online newspapers and follow the permalinks embedded in each PowerPoint slide to learn about cotton farming and its importance to Texas.

They will use the Cotton Farming, Cotton Ginn, T-chart, and Cotton Counts worksheets, among others, to guide their research. On completion, they will prepare a report and present their findings to their classmates stating its significance and importance.