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History Fair Workbook : A Manual for Teachers, Students, and Parents - Carlita Kosty

History Fair Workbook

A Manual for Teachers, Students, and Parents

Paperback Published: 28th October 2002
ISBN: 9780810844872
Number Of Pages: 184
For Ages: 18+ years old

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History Fairs are becoming more and more popular as a means of integrating research skills with the history curriculum. Kosty's handbook is appropriate for teachers of middle and high school students (grades 6-12) and provides clear instructions for initiating, coordinating, and evaluating a history fair. Beginning in the fall, students choose topics for research that are based on an annual theme. Working in groups or individually, students develop projects in the form of historical papers, electronic media documentaries, original performances, or museum-style exhibits. The collected materials in this book were developed over several years of classroom testing. They provide a comprehensive unit of study in which students are required to develop a number of skills simultaneously, without relying on boring "skills lessons." All activities are tied to the student's own research topic. Teachers learn how to structure and organize their classes, prepare parents and administration for the event, and encourage students towards advanced state and national competitions. Includes: - Handouts for students - Teacher materials, forms, and checklists - Tips for keeping students motivated - Nuts and bolts of running the fair - Advice about coaching - List of fair topics - Bibliography and glossary

For anyone interested in expanding their understanding of and engagement with historical issues, this is truly a valuable resource.--Canadian Social Studies

About This Bookp. 3
What Is History Fair?p. 4
Why Teach History Fair?p. 5
How to Use This Workbookp. 6
History Fair General Informationp. 7
History Project Skills Profilep. 8
In the Classroom
How to Use the Items in This Sectionp. 11
Finding Time in the Curriculump. 13
Organize the Classroom: A Teacher Checklistp. 14
Some Hints to Considerp. 15
Develop a Class Topic Listp. 16
Choices--Topic, Category, Group?p. 18
History Research Project T-chartp. 20
Sample Letter to Parents with Permission Return Formp. 21
Group Project Contractp. 23
History Fair Log Sheetp. 24
History Fair Timeline and Rules Summaryp. 25
History Research Paper: Instructions and Deadlinesp. 27
Teacher's Project Checklistp. 28
Grading the Process
How to Use the Items in This Sectionp. 31
PPR--Library Explorationp. 34
PPR--Topic Choicep. 35
PPR--Proposal for Project Approvalp. 36
PPR--My Research Planp. 37
PPR--Independent Library Workp. 38
PPR--Independent Computer Lab Workp. 39
A Quiz!!p. 40
PPR--The Annotated Bibliographyp. 41
PPR--Primary Source Worksheetp. 42
PPR--Creating the Thesis Statementp. 43
PPR--Topic Timelinep. 44
PPR--Plan an Exhibitp. 45
PPR--Make an Outline for the Historical Paperp. 46
PPR--Plan a Performancep. 47
PPR--Make a Documentary Storyboardp. 48
Research Skills Testp. 49
Exhibit Evaluationp. 52
Paper Evaluationp. 53
Performance Evaluationp. 54
Documentary Evaluationp. 55
Research Paper Evaluationp. 56
PPR--Debrief the Projectp. 57
Student Research and Presentation
How to Use the Items in This Sectionp. 61
Student Timelinep. 63
Getting the Details: How to Take Good Notesp. 64
Primary vs. Secondary Sourcesp. 65
Make a Bibliographyp. 66
The Annotated Bibliographyp. 67
Interviews and Oral Historiesp. 68
Interview Release Agreementp. 69
Receipt for Borrowed Itemp. 70
Helpful Hints for Winning Projectsp. 71
Hints for Exhibitsp. 72
Hints for Historical Papersp. 73
Hints for Performancesp. 74
Hints for Documentariesp. 75
Historical Paper Checklistp. 76
Don't Forget the Paperworkp. 77
The Interview with the History Fair Judgesp. 78
Using the Internet
How to Use the Items in This Sectionp. 81
Why Students Should Use the Internet for History Fair Researchp. 83
Teacher Dos and Don'tsp. 84
Just Clicking Around: A Student Guide to Using the Internetp. 85
A Typical Website Homepagep. 87
Consider the Sourcep. 88
PPR--Consider the Sourcep. 89
Cite the Sitep. 90
A Few Favorite Websitesp. 91
Glossary of Internet Termsp. 92
Campus Fair Administration
How to Use the Items in This Sectionp. 97
Organize the School Fairp. 99
Set-Up, Schedules, and Awardsp. 100
History Fair Job Schedulep. 103
Folder Checklists for History Fair Jobs
Campus History Fair Directorp. 104
Publicityp. 105
Registrationp. 106
Judgesp. 107
Set-up and Check-inp. 108
Hospitalityp. 109
Awardsp. 110
Finding Judges and Other Helpersp. 111
Request for Judgesp. 112
Judge's Assignmentp. 113
Expert Registryp. 114
Registration Instructionsp. 115
Registration Cardp. 116
Information for Judgesp. 117
Examples of Judges' Commentsp. 118
The Interview: Examples of Judges' Questionsp. 119
Judge's Score Sheets
Historical Paperp. 120
Exhibitp. 121
Performancep. 122
Documentaryp. 123
History Fair Participation Certificatep. 124
History Fair Achievement Certificatep. 125
Announcing the Winnersp. 126
Advanced Competition
How to Use the Items in This Sectionp. 131
What If They Win? Some Practical Matters to Considerp. 132
Fundraisingp. 133
Coaching Winnersp. 134
What the Judges Expectp. 135
Some Advice from a Winnerp. 136
Regional History Fair Participantsp. 137
Regional Information Letter to Parentsp. 138
Out-of-Town Competition Travel Permission and Parent Releasep. 139
Thank-you Letter to Parentsp. 140
Correlation of Objectives and Standards: National History Day and the National Council for the Social Studiesp. 143
Primary Source Collectionsp. 144
Resourcesp. 146
Sample Title Pagep. 148
Two Example Process Narratives
A Stitch in Time: The Thread of Technologyp. 149
"Your Old Man's a Monkey" The Scopes Trialp. 151
Topic List Examples
1999--Science, Technology, and Invention in History: Impact, Influence, Changep. 153
2000--Turning Points in History: People, Events, Ideasp. 154
2001--Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideasp. 155
2002--Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in Historyp. 156
2003--Rights and Responsibilities in Historyp. 157
NHD Judging Forms: Exhibit, Paper, Performance, Documentaryp. 158
Glossary of History Fair Termsp. 162
Bibliographyp. 165
Indexp. 167
About the Authorp. 171
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ISBN: 9780810844872
ISBN-10: 0810844877
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 28th October 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.99 x 21.34  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.53