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History Fair:  2021-2022 School Year
Hawthorne History Fair 
Friday, February 11th 
9:30-3:00
Congratulations Section 2021-2022 School Year
Chicago Metro (City) History Day Fair
Junior Division
Hybrid: In-Person & Virtual
Saturday, March 12th
Chicago History Museum 
1601 N Clark 
1:00 - 5:30 pm


Registration Steps:

1) Congratulations! All projects that qualify for the Chicago Metro (City) History Day Fair must read the Chicago Metro History Day 2022 Student Registration and Submission Instructions carefully. 

2) Please let Mr. Streit know whether you will be attending in-person or virtually as soon as possible. I hope you will consider being there in-person on Saturday, March 12th.  Mr. Streit will be there as a History Fair judge.  In-person students will need to upload their vaccination status.  Please review FAQ for in-person participants and/or FAQ for virtual participants

3) If you need help with your registration please meet with Mr. Streit during a working lunch/recess on Tuesday, March 1st.  

4) All project materials (Process Paper & Bibliography), documentaries, and websites must be uploaded by this time by 5pm on Tuesday, March 3rd.   Students will not be able to make changes after the 5pm, Thursday, March 3rd deadline.  


Documentaries

  • 6th Grade - Rahael James & Adsen McClendon-Lockhart - Ida B. Wells and The Anti-Lynching Campaign
  • 6th Grade - Seba Siciliano, Clara Weber, & Sophie Anderson - Women's Suffrage Movement
  • 6th Grade - Juliet Johnston - New Jersey vs. TLO


Exhibit Boards

  • 7th Grade - Liam Fitzgerald, Matthew Richlen, & James Gillman - My Lai Massacre
  • 7th Grade - Matei Milojkovic - Fred Hampton
  • 7th Grade - Yuna Yang - Trial of Oscar Wilde
  • 7th Grade - Saya Tanabe & John Swanson - Critical Race Theory


Websites

  • 7th Grade - Natalia Gertzenstein & Rachel Shalit - The Nuremberg Trials


Research Papers
  • N/A

Live Performance
  • N/A


Save the Date!


Chicago Metro (City) Awards Ceremony

Virtual Awards 

Monday, March 28th, 2022


Illinois History Day (IHD) Fair
Virtual Awards Ceremony
Monday, May 2, 2022
Springfield, IL

Websites

  • 7th Grade - Natalia Gertzenstein & Rachel Shalit - The Nuremberg Trials


National History Day (NHD) Fair
Virtual National Contest
June 12-16
University of Maryland, College Park
Grade Level
 History Fair 
 6th Grade
Students are required to complete a History Fair project.  As part of the Arts Showcase, students will create a Media Documentary History Fair project with the help and assistance of a digital media artist.
7th Grade
Students are required to complete a History Fair project. Students can work with any 7th grader and choice from any of the project categories listed below.
8th Grade
HF Club
Students have the option of completing a History Fair project.  History Fair (HF) Club will meet twice a week on Monday and Wedensday during lunch/recess.  HF Club students will be required to attend at least one of the meetings but are encouraged to attend both.  Upon completion of a successful History Fair project, the 8th grader will receive a voucher grade that can be used in replacement of one major assessment. Please see Mr. Streit or rstreit@cps.edu for more information or to join the History Fair Club. 

Let's get started!  Remember it is not considered history until enough time has passed for it to be understood from many different points of view. Your history fair project event must start at least 20-25 years ago. There is no need for your history fair project to be centered around Chicago and/or Illinois history, but students are encouraged to find connections. If the person, people, or event is truly historically important there are probably connections to Chicago and/or Illinois that you may have not considered.


Directions: Use Mr. Streit's History Fair Document to stay focused and keep organized. Some of the tasks below will be turned in and graded to assist you and to check your progress. Included in this document are the mandatory aspects of a successful history fair project:

  • Project Categories: Type of Project
  • Parent Sign-Off w/ Background/Introduction Information
  • History Fair: Organization, Evidence & Notes
  • Process Paper (formerly the Summary Statement Form)
  • Annotated Bibliography in MLA Format


Project Categories: Type of Project

What are the specific rules and guidelines per project category / type of project:


Exhibit (Groups up to 3 students)

An exhibit is a three-dimensional physical and visual representation of your historical argument, research, and interpretation of your topic’s significance in history. This is typically a Tri-Fold board but does not have to be. Sketch out before you start: Exhibit Board Template 


Performance (Groups up to 5 students)

A performance is a dramatic portrayal of your historical argument, research, and interpretation of your topic’s significance in history.


Website (Groups up to 5 students)

A website is a collection of interconnected web pages that uses multimedia to communicate your historical argument, research, and interpretation of your topic’s significance in history. Websites must be created on NHDWebCentral: https://website.nhd.org/


Documentary (Groups up to 5 students)

A documentary is an audio/visual presentation that uses multiple source types such as images, video, and sound to communicate your historical argument, research, and interpretation of your topic’s significance in history.


Research Paper (Must be done individually)

A research paper is a written format for presenting your historical argument, research, and interpretation of your topic’s significance in history.

Timeline of Assignments:
Important dates to keep you on track, focused, and organized.
Mr. Streit's History Fair Document

As your project progresses you can always work beyond the deadlines, however don’t skip over these essential steps. Each deadline is an assignment worth ten points and will later be used as part of your History Fair project and/or the Process Paper. It will be much easier to cut and paste and then update, instead of rewriting or recreating.  Remember each assignment should be completed with a proper heading, which includes the History Fair number of assignment, title of assignment, and each student's full names, regardless if you are working individually or in a group. Think wisely, before choosing to work with a partner or in a group.  If you decide to work in a group and leave a student's name off the assignment, I will assume that student did not contribute and they will not receive any credit.  

Good Luck in your historical exploration. I look forward to seeing your finished products.

HF #1: Parent Sign-Off with Background/Introduction Information 

Due: Monday/Tuesday of November 29/30 2021 [Block Schedule]

  • Check Plagiarism: Remember it is okay to quote a small section, but please make sure your writing is unique and not plagiarized.
  • NOTE:  Please print and turn in one copy per person [not per group assignment] with a parent/guardian signature.  Minimum ½ typed page. Write in a normal paragraph format [no lists or bullet points] -10 points if you change the format or topic of your History Fair project after this date.


HF #2: Thesis 

Due: Tuesday/Wednesday of December 7/8 2021 [Block Schedule]
Remember, a thesis should be 1-2 sentences long starting with a fact and then your opinion (argument) of the event. 

NOTE: Please email your thesis to rstreit@cps.edu so we can work on it together.  Then add it to your Mr. Streit's History Fair Document
  • REMEMBER:  If your thesis changes, as it may, you need to discuss it personally with Mr. Streit.

HF #3: Theme

Due: Monday/Tuesday of December 13/14 2021 [Block Schedule]

  • How does your project integrate the History Fair theme, “Debate & Diplomacy in History?
  • Check Plagiarism: Remember it is okay to quote a small section, but please make sure your writing is unique and not plagiarized.  
  • NOTE:  Please print and turn in one copy per group.  Minimum ½ typed page. Write in a normal paragraph format [no lists or bullet points]

Winter Vacation is a great time to start proving your thesis (argument) with research and evidence.

Please use this time wisely so you don't fall behind. Happy New Year!

HF #4: Evidence #1

Due: Monday/Tuesday of January 3/4 2022 [Block Schedule]

  • What kinds of sources did you use as evidence to develop and prove your thesis (for example, letters, photographs, government documents, interviews, etc.)?
  • Explain how your evidence helps prove your thesis.  
  • Check Plagiarism: Remember it is okay to quote a small section, but please make sure your writing is unique and not plagiarized. 
  • NOTE:  Please print and turn in one copy per group.  Minimum ½ typed page. Write in a normal paragraph format [no lists or bullet points]


HF #5: Evidence #2

Due: Wednesday/Thursday of January 12/13 2022 [Block Schedule]

  • What kinds of sources did you use as evidence to develop and prove your thesis (for example, letters, photographs, government documents, interviews, etc.)?
  • Explain how your evidence helps prove your thesis.  
  • Check Plagiarism: Remember it is okay to quote a small section, but please make sure your writing is unique and not plagiarized. 

NOTE:  Please print and turn in one copy per group.  Minimum ½ typed page. Write in a normal paragraph format [no lists or bullet points]


HF #6: Historical Significance 
Due: Wednesday/Thursday of January 19/20 2022 [Block Schedule]
  • Why does your chosen topic matter?  
  • What historical meaning or importance can we learn from your findings?  
  • In what ways is your topic significant in history?
  • Check Plagiarism: Remember it is okay to quote a small section, but please make sure your writing is unique and not plagiarized. 
  • NOTE:  Please print and turn in one copy per group.  Minimum ½ typed page. Write in a normal paragraph format [no lists or bullet points]

HF #7: Annotated Bibliography
Due: Tuesday/Wednesday of February 1/2 2022 [Block Schedule]
  • Divide primary (3 minimum) and secondary (5 minimum) sources from each other and cite them in MLA format using the links below.
  • Annotate your citations:  Meaning in 1- 2 sentences, describe how you used each source.  For any internet source or interviews, add an additional sentence that explains why you think the source is credible.
Easy Bib 
Bibme.com
NOTE:  Please print and turn in one copy per group.
HF FINAL PROJECT

Due: Monday/Tuesday February 7/8, 2022 [Block Schedule]

  • Bring your project to school.
  • Have your complete name (all group members), grade, and homeroom clearly labeled.
  • One copy of your Process Paper with Title Page.
  • One copy of your Annotated Bibliography:  Divide primary (3 minimum) and secondary (5 minimum) sources from each other and cite them in MLA format using the links below.  Annotate your citations:  Meaning in 1- 2 sentences, describe how you used each source.  For any internet source or interviews, add an additional sentence that explains why you think the source is credible.
  • NOTE:  Students that have completed a Media Documentary must have their project saved on a flash drive.
  • -10 points for every day your History Fair project is not turned in after the due date.  

HF PRESENTATION 

Present your FINAL PROJECT the week following the Hawthorne History Fair

  • Visit the Congratulations Section (below) to see projects moving on to the Chicago Metro (City) History Junior History Day Fair, Illinois History Day (IHD) Fair, & the National History Day (NHD) Fair
Commonly Asked Questions:
WORKING IN GROUPS:
Is it a good idea to work in a group?  It is, if you establish the following: 
  1. Meet people properly and make meeting conditions good.  
  2. Let everyone talk and praise each other.  
  3. Who is responsible for what?  Establish expectations and put it in writing. 
  4. Be open and honest and avoid conflict at all costs. 

RULES & GUIDELINES:

What are the specific rules and guidelines per each History Fair category:


TOPICS:

I need help with a topic idea that will work with the NHD History Fair Theme? 


THEME:
I need help understanding the theme. Try the following:

GRADING:

How will I be graded?  


FINISHED?:

How do I know if I am successfully finished?  Try this checklist?  History Fair Projects Checklist


EXAMPLES:  

Where can I find an example of a project?  NHD: Student Project Examples

Hawthorne History Fair 2022

Volunteer Judge

Hybrid Model

Junior High Parents & Potential Judges:

Thank you for supporting our students and the Hawthorne History Fair. History Fair judges are an essential part of the learning experience. When students share their research with community members, it helps them understand that they are part of a bigger historical conversation. Their voices matter. Interacting with you helps students continue to refine and deepen their ideas.

This year’s Hawthorne History Fair will follow a model similar to that of the Chicago Metro History Museum city competition. A hybrid model that will include a full week of virtual History Fair and one in-person History Fair in the gym on February 11th.


In-Person: February 11th from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm in the HSA Gym

  • Exhibit Boards, Websites, & Research Papers
  • NOTE: Please remember to wear your mask.


Virtual: February 11th – 18th

Documentaries: As part of the History Fair process students completed a Process Paper and Bibliography along with their actual project. Unfortunately, it is difficult to share all of these in a virtual format. You will notice that on NHD Evaluation (rubric) Scorecards there is a section for “Wide Research” and “Primary Sources”, please use your best judgment to score these sections based on the evidence and research detailed in the student’s documentaries. Thank you!

Websites: As part of the History Fair process students completed a Process Paper and Bibliography along with their actual project. Unfortunately, it is difficult to share all of these in a virtual format. You will notice that on NHD Evaluation (rubric) Scorecards there is a section for “Wide Research” and “Primary Sources”, please use your best judgment to score these sections based on the evidence and research detailed in the student’s websites. Thank you!


6th Grade Arts Showcase – History Fair

Documentaries: Grab some popcorn and make it a family movie night!


Calling all potential judges: Parents, guardians, extended family, family friends, and siblings over the age of 18 are welcome. No experience is necessary, but you are encouraged to review the National History Day (NHD) evaluation scorecards (below) beforehand. If necessary, please direct any of your questions to rstreit@cps.edu. The NHD evaluation scorecards will NOT be taken for a grade, it is only to provide feedback. Feedback that should include strengths (positive reinforcement) but also areas of improvement (constructive criticism) where needed.


In-Person: No minimum or maximum time requirement. Upon arrival, please check in at the History Fair registration table, where student volunteers will help you with any questions and explain the NHD evaluation scorecards.


Virtual: Please download the NHD Evaluation - Documentary  and/or NHD Evaluation - Website and send them to rstreit@cps.edu by the end of the Virtual History Fair on February 18th. Please remember to include the students project number and name(s). I will print them and return them to appropriate student(s). There is no need to include your name but feel free to if you would like.


NHD Evaluation Scorecards:


Thank you,

Mr. Streit

Junior High History Fair Teacher/Coordinator

https://www.mrstreit.com/history-fair

History Fair Summary Quiz Preparation: A List of Topics
2021-2022 School Year

6A:  National Organization for Women (NOW), Forgotten Suffragists, Abortion Rights: Roe v. Wade, Battle of Stalingrad, 100 Hour War (Soccer War), Navajo Code Talkers, New Jersey vs. TLO, Poliomyelitis Pandemic, Assassination of John F. Kennedy, California Gold Rush, Racism in the Women's Suffrage Movement, Jazz Age, & Black Plague 

6B:  Pearl Harbor, Roman Mythology, Six Day War, Hatshepsut, Philippine-American War, Soccer War (100 Hours War), Gulf of Tonkin, Ancient Greek Democracy, Rosie the Riveter, Atomic Bomb, Women in early Chicago Politics, Stamp Act of 1765, Ida B. Wells and the Anti-Lynching Campaign, Propaganda of World War II, & the Great Chicago Fire

7A:  Annette Kellerman: Women's Clothing, Critical Race Theory, Christopher Columbus, Football War of 1969, Korean War, Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal, Felipe Luciano, California Gold Rush, & Fall of the Soviet Union

7B:  USS Indianapolis, Battle of Midway, D-Day & The Ghost Army, Mai Lai Massacre, Fred Hampton, Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), Oscar Wilde, Cuban Missile Crisis, & Nuremberg Trials

7A-7B: Salem Witch Trials, Pullman Company, Mexican Revolution, Cuban Missile Crisis, War on Drugs, French Resistance and Paris Uprising, & Save the Children Campaign