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What is a jackdaw?

WHAT IS A JACKDAW?

A jackdaw is a collection of reproductions of primary source documents, gathered together on a single topic.   Its name comes from the crow-like bird who makes a habit of collecting objects to bring back to its nest.   Jackdaws are usually on history topics, though some have been made for science, literature, and biographical topics as well.  Jackdaws have the potential to be used across the curriculum.

A typical jackdaw consists of a number of reproductions of primary source documents plus support materials including a timeline, background essays on the topic, a bibliography of additional reading material, teacher ideas, and lesson plans.   Jackdaws also have the potential to include audiovisual primary sources such as interviews on audiocassette, newsreels, or music.

WHAT GRADE LEVELS ARE THEY USED IN?

 Jackdaws are used from grades 4 through 12, and can be used in higher education as well.

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