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History Fair:  2022-2023 School Year
Hawthorne History Fair 
Friday, February 10th 
9:30-3:00
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.  Edmund O'Brien will be our guest artist! Mr. O'Brien is an artist with a variety of talents including writing, comedy, media, digital artist.  
 Arts Showcase
Schedule
Week of January 23 - 27
  • A Day - Monday, Jan. 23rd (HF/Showcase Lesson)
  • A Day - Tuesday, Jan. 24th (SS Lesson)
  • B Day - Wednesday, Jan. 25th (HF/Showcase Lesson)
  • B Day - Thursday, Jan. 26th (SS Lesson)
  • A Day - Friday, Jan. 27th (SS Lesson)
Week of January 30 - February 3
  • B Day - Monday, Jan. 30th (SS Lesson)
  • B Day - Tuesday, Jan. 31st (HF/Showcase Lesson)
  • A Day - Wednesday, Feb. 1st (SS Lesson)
  • A Day - Thursday, Feb. 2nd (HF/Showcase Lesson)
  • B Day - Friday, Feb. 3rd (SS Lesson)
Week of February 6 - 10
  • B Day - Monday, Feb. 6th (HF/Showcase Lesson) 6B - Final Documentaries due by the end of class today!
  • B Day - Tuesday,  Feb. 7th (SS Lesson)
  • A Day - Wednesday Feb. 8th (HF/Showcase Lesson) 6A - Final Documentaries due by the end of class today!
  • A Day - Thursday, Feb. 9th (SS Lesson)  
  • Arts Showcase: Thursday, February 9th at 5:30 p.m. in Rooms 204, 203, (TBD)
  • A/B Day - History Fair in the HSA Gym
7th Grade
Students are required to complete a History Fair project. Students can work with any 7th grader and decide 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 once a week on Wednesday mornings from 7:50-8:40.  HF Club students will be required to attend the morning sessions.  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 inform Mr. Streit of your intent to join by November 30th.  Please see Mr. Streit or rstreit@cps.edu for more information.
 HF Club Schedule
Wednesdays - 7:50-8:40 a.m. and/or 1:00-1:45 
8th Grade HF Club students are required to attend a morning or lunch session.  8th Grade HF Club students will receive precedence, but 6th and 7th Grade students can use the morning or lunch time to collaborate and research. 
  • November 30th, December 7th, December 14, December 21st, January 11th, January 18th, January 25th, & February 1st
  • February 8th - 8th Grade HF Club projects due

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.


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.  Try using Voice Memos on your iPhone or Samsung Voice Recorder on Google Play to help with audio recordings. 

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.


Directions: Use Mr. Streit's History Fair Document to stay focused, keep organized, and follow the Timeline of Assignments (below). 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 (above)
  • Parent Sign-Off w/ Background/Introduction Information
  • History Fair: Organization, Evidence & Notes: 
                          - Title [REQUIRED]
                          - Background/Introduction Information [REQUIRED]
                          - Thesis (Factàopinion) [REQUIRED]
                          - Theme (Does your thesis use the theme? If not, explain how the theme relates to your topic) [REQUIRED]
                          - Chicago and/or Illinois connection [ATTEMPT]
                          - Evidence #1 (rename) [REQUIRED]
                          - Evidence #2 (rename) [REQUIRED]
                          - Evidence #3 (rename) [REQUIRED]
                          - Evidence #4 (rename) [ENCOURAGED]
                          - Evidence #5 (rename) [OPTIONAL]
                          - Conclusion (Summarize your evidence to prove your thesis) [REQUIRED]
  • Process Paper (formerly the Summary Statement Form)
  • Annotated Bibliography in MLA Format

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 28/29 2022 [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 6/7 2022 [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.

Thesis Statement Location Center:

HF #3: Theme

Due: Wednesday/Thursday of December 14/15 2022 [Block Schedule]

  • How does your project integrate the History Fair theme, “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas?
  • 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 #4: Evidence #1

Due: Tuesday/Wednesday  of December 20/21 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]

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

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

HF #5: Evidence #2

Due: Wednesday/Thursday of January 11/12 2023 [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 18/19 2023 [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: Wednesday/Thursday of February 1/2 2023 [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
 Finished? 
Make sure you are really finished.  Check the GRADING and FINISHED? sections under the Commonly Asked Questions section below.  Use the Mr. Streit History Fair Checklist to make sure you are ready to turn in a final project.  
 Due Dates
  • 6B due by the end of class on Tuesday, February 7th.  
  • 6A due by the end of class on Thursday, February 9th.  
  • 7th Grade due: Monday/Tuesday February 6/7, 2023 [Block Schedule]
  • 8th Grade HF Club due: Wednesday February 8th, 2023
One Copy
All Projects
  • Bring your project to school.
  • 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.
Exhibit Board
  • Bring your project to school.
  • Have your complete name(s), grade, and A of B group clearly labeled on the back of your board.
Documentaries
  • Save documentaries as .MOV file 
  • Makes sure it works.
  • Email your documenatry to rstreit@cps.edu or bring your project to school on a flash drive.
 Websites
  • Make sure you know the exact web address.
 Perfomances
  • Make sure  you bring everything you need including all props.  
 LATE
-10 points for every day your History Fair project is not turned in after the due date. 

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

HF
PRESENTATIONS
Projects 
(except Performances)
Present your FINAL HF PROJECT the week following the Hawthorne History Fair
Exhibit Board
  • Paraphrase & Present: Background/Intoduction 
  • Share your Thesis
  • Paraphrase & Present: 2-3 key peices of Evidence
  • Be prepared to answer teacher and/or student questions. 
Documentaries
  • Play your History Fair documentary and be prepared to answer teacher and/or student questions. 
  • Be prepared to answer teacher and/or student questions. 
Websites
  • Paraphrase & Present: Background/Intoduction 
  • Share your Thesis
  • Paraphrase & Present: 2-3 key peices of Evidence
  • Be prepared to answer teacher and/or student questions. 
Research Papers
  • Paraphrase & Present: Background/Intoduction 
  • Share your Thesis
  • Paraphrase & Present: 2-3 key peices of Evidence
  • Be prepared to answer teacher and/or student questions. 
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 and/or what is the Chicago Metro History Fair. Try the following:

Hawthorne History Fair 2023

Volunteer Judge

Arts Showcase 2023

Junior High Parents:

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.


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. 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. 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.


HSA History Fair

Friday, February 10th - 9:30 am – 3:00 pm in the HSA Gym

  • 6th Grade, 7th Grade, & 8th Grade History Fair Club Student Projects
  • Exhibit Boards, Websites, Research Papers, & Performances
  • Documentaries – Please consider bringing with you a set of headphones.


6th Grade Arts Showcase – History Fair

Thursday, February 9th – 5:30 pm in Room 204, Room 203, & Room TBD

Please join us in celebrating your child and our students' final documentaries with our guest artist Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Streit. Can’t make it? That’s okay, grab some popcorn and make it a family movie night! Please note that some of these topics might not be appropriate for our younger students. 


NHD Evaluation Scorecards:


Thank you,

Mr. Streit

Junior High History Fair Teacher/Coordinator

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

Congratulations Section
2022-2023 School Year

Chicago Metro (City) History Day Fair
Junior Division
March 4
University of Illinois at Chicago,
750 S Halsted - Student Center
Morning Session: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Registration Steps:

  1. Congratulations! All projects that qualify for the Chicago Metro (City) History Day Fair must read the Chicago Metro History Day 2023 Student Registration and Submission Instructions carefully.   
  2. Project registration 2/14 - 2/20.  Creata zFairs account to register.  If you need help with your registration please meet with Mr. Streit during a working lunch/recess. All project materials (Process Paper & Bibliography), documentaries, and websites must be uploaded


Documentaries

  • TBD


Exhibit Boards

  • TBD


Websites

  • TBD


Research Papers
  • TBD

Live Performance
  • TBD



Save the Date!

Chicago Metro (City) Awards Ceremony

Virtual Awards Ceremony: March 21 at 4:00 p.m.


Illinois History Day (IHD) Fair
April 22
University of Illinois Springfield, IL

National History Day (NHD) Fair
June 11-15
University of Maryland College Park
History Fair Summary Quiz Preparation: A List of Topics
2022-2023 School Year

6A:  TBD

6B:  TBD

7A:  TBD

7B:  TBD