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
WHAT GRADE LEVELS ARE THEY USED IN?