Thousands of students across the nation each year participate in history fairs at the local, regional, and national level. Until now, however, these students and their parents and teachers have had to rely on their own ingenuity and skill to develop history fair projects. "Creating Award-Winning History Fair Projects: The Complete Handbook for Teachers, Parents, and Students" fills that gap by offering guidance on conducting historical research; tips for creating quality, award-winning projects using a historian's approach; advice for writing historically accurate papers and developing exciting, eye-catching visual projects; and tools for organizing students? research and planning their projects step-by-step. The only comprehensive guide of its kind, "Creating Award-Winning History Fair Projects" also gives teachers and administrators tips for organizing and conducting history fairs at the local level to showcase their students' work. The author, an experienced regional history fair coordinator, judge, and coach, provides teachers, parents, and students everything they need to ensure blue-ribbon success!
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About the Author
Helen Bass, a retired history and English teacher, has conducted history fairs at several levels of competition. She also has served as a social studies specialist for Education Service Center Region VI in Huntsville, TX, and as a staff developer of the Texas Social Studies Center for the Texas Education Agency. She has written social studies materials for teachers and conducted workshops for educators across the United States. Bass has received the Leon Jaworski Award for Texas Teachers who teach law-related education in secondary schools. As a social studies consultant, she continues to promote innovative learning by assisting teachers in developing vibrant history experiences for their students.
Table of ContentsTable of Contents
- -A Teacher's Guide to History Projects
- -A Historian's Method
- -Getting Started
- -Researching Historical Papers
- -Writing Historical Papers
- -Constructing Visual Projects
- -Organizing a History Fair or Festival
- -A Parent's Guide to History Projects