Cotton Incorporated announced today that it has launched www.CottonCampus.org, a web site that caters to elementary and middle school students, their educators and parents. With slideshows, games, a video on cotton’s sustainability, and classroom activities, the web site is a valuable educational tool about the U.S. cotton industry.
CottonCampus.org is geared toward students in grades K-8. Teachers and parents can easily download the lesson plans, intended for middle school students, or ‘The Wonderful World of Cotton’, a coloring book designed and written for children.
“Cotton Incorporated is delighted to announce the creation of CottonCampus.org,” says Glenn Sciachitano, Director, Advertising, Cotton Incorporated. “We know educators are always interested in finding new teaching devices to help them convey the material to their students, and we think CottonCampus.org will be a great resource for them.”
CottonCampus.org also includes a timeline about the U.S. cotton industry, highlighting its role in the evolution of fashion. Students can test their knowledge of cotton with a trivia quiz, and find answers to frequently asked questions about cotton’s long-term sustainability. While the content is applicable to students in any part of the country, it may be particularly relevant to students in the Cotton Belt, given the economic relevance of cotton in those states.
“The lesson plans take an interdisciplinary approach, using cotton as means to enrich school subjects as diverse as math, social studies, history and even creative writing,” adds Sciachitano. “And for younger students, the coloring book, ‘The Wonderful World of Cotton,’ teaches children about the cotton industry in a fun but engaging way. Moving forward, the plan is for the site to expand to include more advanced agricultural resources and information for high school students and beyond.”
Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. growers of upland cotton and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, is the research and marketing company representing upland cotton. The Program is designed and operated to improve the demand for and profitability of cotton.