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Boll Weevil. Georgia Studies. Do bugs have a purpose?. A Bug's Life - Clip (48106). Bug Selection. #1 Sand Gnat #3Cockroach # 2 Mosquito #2 Mosquito #4 Boll Weevil.

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Boll weevil

Boll Weevil

Georgia Studies


Do bugs have a purpose

Do bugs have a purpose?

  • A Bug's Life - Clip (48106)


Bug selection

Bug Selection

#1 Sand Gnat #3Cockroach

#2 Mosquito

#2 Mosquito #4 Boll Weevil


Boll weevil monument enterprise alabama

Boll Weevil Monument: Enterprise, Alabama


Loss of full cotton yield make two graphs out of the information given

Loss of Full Cotton YieldMake two graphs out of the information given

Bar Graph

Create a bar graph based on these data.

% Loss of Full Cotton Yield Due to Boll Weevil (Georgia): 1915-1939

1915: 0%

1918: 11%

1921: 45%

1924: 15%

1927: 18%

1930: 7%

1933: 8%

1936: 6%

1939: 14%

Line Graph

Create a line graph based on the data provided…

% of African Americans Living in Urban Areas 1890-1930

1890: 20%

1900: 23%

1910; 27%

1920: 34%

1930: 44%


Compare your two graphs on the back of this sheet write three generalizations based on these data

Compare your two graphs. On the back of this sheet, write three generalizations based on these data.


Loss of full cotton yield correct format for the bar graph

Loss of Full Cotton YieldCorrect format for the bar graph


Loss of full cotton yield correct format for the bar graph1

Loss of Full Cotton YieldCorrect format for the bar graph


The boll weevil

The Boll Weevil


Boll weevil destruction

Boll Weevil Destruction


Hardships of the south

Hardships of the South

  • A boll weevil is a small, gray, long-snouted beetle that attacks the cotton plant.

    • Originally came from Mexico

    • The larvae feed on the white, fluffy cotton resulting in vast destruction of crops.

  • Droughts in Georgia result in devastation of crops, leaving a lower supply of food for families and their animals.

    • In addition to the boll weevil, Georgia farmers have been hurt primarily by droughts.

    • The 1924 drought resulted in: workers moving away to seek jobs, a decline in the number of working farms, and banks facing losses of assets (due to the money they had previously loaned to farmers).

    • Although the drought had harsh effects on other crops it DID slow down the destruction of the boll weevil on the cotton plants.


Boll weevil song by brook benton 1961

Boll Weevil Song by Brook Benton (1961)

Let me tell ya a story about a boll weevilNow, some of you may not knowBut a boll weevil is an insectAnd he's found mostly where cotton growsNow, where he comes from, hm, nobody really knowsBut this is the way the story goesThe farmer said to the boll weevil"I see you're on the square"Boll weevil said to the farmer"Say yep, my whole darn family's here"The farmer said to the boll weevil"Say, why do you pick my farm"The weevil just laughed at the farmer 'n' said"We ain'tgonna do ya much harm"Ho-o-o-o-o,-o-o-o, -o-o-o, o-o-ome“

And the boll weevil spotted a lightning bug.He said "Hey, I'd like to make a trade with youBut, ya see if I was a lightning bugI'd search the whole night through"And the boll weevil called the farmer, 'n' he said"Ya better sell your old machines'Cause when I'm through with your cottonHeh, you can't even buy gasoline"Stake me a home, gotta have a homeAnd the boll weevil said to the farmer, said " FarmerI'd like to wish you well"Farmer said to the boll weevil"Yeah, an' I wish that you were in ****" homeLookin' for a homeAhh, you have a home all right, you have a homeA real hot home, ahhh


Brother can you spare a dime lyrics by yip harburg music by jay gorney 1931

"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime“lyrics by Yip Harburg, music by Jay Gorney (1931)

They used to tell me I was building a dream, and so I followed the mob,

When there was earth to plow, or guns to bear, I was always there right on the job.

They used to tell me I was building a dream, with peace and glory ahead,

Why should I be standing in line, just waiting for bread?

Once I built a railroad, I made it run, made it race against time.

Once I built a railroad; now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?

Once I built a tower, up to the sun, brick, and rivet, and lime;

Once I built a tower, now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?

Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell,

Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum,

Half a million boots went slogging through Hell,

And I was the kid with the drum!

Say, don't you remember, they called me Al; it was Al all the time.

Why don't you remember, I'm your pal? Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell,

Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum,

Half a million boots went slogging through Hell,

And I was the kid with the drum!

Say, don't you remember, they called me Al; it was Al all the time.

Say, don't you remember, I'm your pal? Buddy, can you spare a dime?


Economic music chart answers

Economic Music Chart Answers


Boll weevil

Mayor

Roach

Tucci

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Exit ticket

Exit Ticket

1. The boll weevil monument in Enterprise, Alabama, was created because the boll

weevil forced people in the south to

A. diversify their economy. B. move from urban to rural areas. C. create an economy based solely on one crop. D. grow more cotton to compensate for the boll weevil’s destruction.

2. The boll weevil and drought of 1924 forced both Southern Blacks and Whites to A. move from urban to rural areas to find jobs. B. move from rural to urban areas to find jobs. C. work together to overcome their economic hardships. D. move from Northern cities to Southern cities to find jobs.

3. Brother can You Spare a Dime is a primary source written about which major

economic event?

A. the Panic of 1837. B. the Great Migration. C. the Drought of 1924. D. the Great Depression.


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