This Jackdaw is the appropriate reading level for upper elementary, middle school and high school students reading below grade level. It contains the same, ready-to-use, hands-on historical documents as the original, upper-level Jackdaw; most of the documents are actual-size replicas. The fully reproducible Broadsheets provide historical background for understanding the documents.
Illustrations, posters, military documents and personal letters bring to life the thoughts and actions of Lincoln, Jackson, Grant and Lee, and the “Billy Yanks” and “Johnny Rebs” who fought under them. Add history and color to your classroom with the Confederate recruiting notice, the Union recruiting poster and Civil War photographs. Historian: David Johnson, adapted by Muriel L. Dubois. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:
A House Divides
- North Against South
- Presidents and Generals
- Rebuilding a Country
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Letter from Lt. George Herbert, Union artillery, to his
- Confederate recruiting notice, June 1862.
- Excerpt from Robert E. Lee’s Special Orders No. 191,
- Letters from Union Lt. George Herbert criticizing his superior officers, 1862.
- The Emancipation Proclamation, January 1863.
- Pages from the Richmond Daily Dispatch, June 1863.
- Message from Confederate Gen. Cobb to Gov. Brown of Georgia the day after the burning of Atlanta, November 1864.
- Patriotic poster: “Our Union Defenders.”
- Poster: The Civil War in photographs.