Cotton Australia is the peak body for Australia's cotton growing industry and aims to foster a sustainable Australian cotton industry that is valued for its environmental, economic and social contribution. The organisation works with research, agronomy, post-farm gate, community and commodity partners to 'Advance Australian Cotton'.
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The Cotton Australia website contains vast and detailed information about the Australian cotton industry and business model as it was developed by farmers and merchants themselves. A large section of the website is also devoted to education and providing valuable and comprehensive information for both students and teachers. Lesson, unit plans, videos and presentations are a few examples of the myriad of information and resources available within this site. The website also details interactions beyond the classroom by offering information about farm visits excursions and guest speakers. As the Australian Cotton industry plays such a major role in all our lives it is the perfect resource to use in conjunction with the Australian Curriculum: Technology strand “Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)” (ACARA, 2014).
Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA]. (2014). Technology: Foundation to year 10 curriculum. Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10