Why Is Cotton in Everything?

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Imagine wearing a suit of armor made of quilted cotton. Inca warriors did and found it very effective. Viewers of a fascinating video learn about how the growth of cotton cells makes this plant so strong and versatile. Also included in the resource is a comprehension check, links to related materials, and a discussion question.

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Instructional Ideas
  • After reading Brian Resnick's article on synthetic fibers and microplastic pollution, have class members check and chart the fiber content of their clothing
Classroom Considerations
  • Headphones for individuals will decrease the noise level if viewing the video at different times in the classroom 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The links in the "Dig Deeper" section include considerations of sustainability and the treatment of workers who produce cotton garments
Cons
  • None