This Analyzing the Cotton Gin Patent interactive also includes:
Decode primary sources in a fast-paced activity. A quick guessing game helps pupils use visual clues to understand primary sources. Academics look at a picture of the cotton gin and must guess what it is without other knowledge or clues. Scholars then listen to a short description of the machine before they label the parts in the image.
- Guide a group discussion on the impact of the cotton gin on African American laborers
- Have learners create a poster advertising the benefits of the cotton gin
- Resource is part one of a two-part activity on the cotton gin
- Activity is short and can easily be incorporated into a lesson
- The resource is a good skills practice for analyzing historical events