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New York Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Cotton Gin Animation

View an animation of Ely Whitney's Cotton Gin. Separating the cotton seeds from the cotton fiber was a very labor-intensive task before the invention of the cotton gin. This animation can help students visualize how the cotton gin worked and see the impact of labor-saving technology.


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