Creating Award Winning History Fair Projects
The book is full of step by step instructions that are easy to follow. The author's “CATCH” method is designed to help students through the process of writing a historical paper and completing a companion visual project as well. The student can select from a broad range of options for the visual component, including scrapbooks, posters, models, dioramas, computer presentations, plays, and speeches. Some examples of the reproducible worksheets included designate positions and responsibilities for a group project, assist the student with scheduling, and provide professional looking worksheets for judging competitive events.
An excellent, well detailed chapter specifies how to conduct historical research. Another outlines the art of writing thoughtful historical papers. Primary sources are emphasized, as is balanced research. The student is encouraged throughout the book to think like a historian.
The guide book is promoted for kids in grades 6-12, but can also be adapted for use in lower and middle elementary grades. There are sample scripts of performances and mock trials as well as some exercises to measure the student's understanding of what is historically significant.
My family loves history and we are really looking forward to initiating a history fair in our area!
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