8th Grade: 2023 History Fair-Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas Assignments

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***DO NOT SUBMIT*** HF Doc to save links, take notes, etc. (2023)  in Google Classroom

***DO NOT SUBMIT*** HF Doc to save links, take notes, etc. (2023)


TITLE PAGE and PROCESS PAPER in Google Classroom


- No more than 500 words for your responses to the question in the PROCESS PAPER (write in complete sentences!). There should be at a minimum 350 words in your responses total. 
- Carefully fill out the title page. Keep it all centered as is. 
- Everyone must submit this assignment, even if you are in a pair/group. 
- Complete only once you have an approved title


SPEECH Template in Google Classroom

SPEECH Template


PROJECT TITLE (type here) in Google Classroom

PROJECT TITLE (type here)

This is what will go in the History Fair program. Make sure it is properly spelled. This must be done in the next two days. Please complete immediately. Thanks!


Primary Sources in Google Classroom

Primary Sources

Minimum 10 

- If you are doing a documentary, you will go well beyond this number
- Remember, you will have two separate sections in your annotated bibliography for Primary Sources and Secondary Sources


THESIS STATEMENT in Google Classroom


ALL students must submit this (even if you are in a group)


Step 3 in Google Classroom

Step 3


Step 2 in Google Classroom

Step 2

Books (e-books are also acceptable) and documentaries (YouTube, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.) on your topic will be helpful in completing this part of your research. Other places to look include EBSCO (https://www.ebsco.com/), your local Chicago Public Library (https://www.chipublib.org/), Google Scholar (scholar.google.com), and many other places!


Step 1 in Google Classroom

Step 1

Make sure you provide GREAT detail in answering these questions. Quality and Quantity matter in this first step to help you complete a great History Fair project

- Remember to check the History Fair chart to see which topic you received


ALL students must complete this INDIVIDUALLY: RULES VIDEO (watch the ONE for your project type) in Google Classroom

ALL students must complete this INDIVIDUALLY: RULES VIDEO (watch the ONE for your project type)

***PLAN TO DO THIS AT HOME! These videos may be blocked if trying to view at school!***
Please watch the video GENERAL RULES FOR ALL CATEGORIES *and* the video that goes along with the type of project you are choosing to do (though the videos are intended for judges, they still go over the rules you should know, therefore, you should watch):

All watch this one - GENERAL RULES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odOcLX1y0FE

Watch the one below for the project type you are doing -

EXHIBIT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTDFsnNzSV4

WEBSITE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzhXGQOqgEs

PAPER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0x11hBHzGE

DOCUMENTARY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcX_T8-RkuI


History Fair Topic Selection Chart in Google Classroom

History Fair Topic Selection Chart