Social studies fair projects encourage students to think critically about some aspect of our world and society. They must complete research and explore a topic in a scientific way. Furthermore, the project asks students to synthesize, integrate, and apply the skills they have also learned in ELA, math and social studies.
This packet by Suzanne Buras provides teachers, students, and parents with a step-by-step guide to complete a social studies fair project. The packet covers the types of projects: problem solving, exposition, and demonstration. It also addressed the six disciplines: sociology, geography, economics, anthropology, political science, and history. Information is provided for how to complete the research report, the abstract, the display, the oral presentation and much more. Also included are a timeline and a judging/scoring form.
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Social Studies Fairs: A Step-by-Step Guide - PowerPoint Version
Table of Contents:
Choosing a Project
Types of Projects
A Word About Parent Involvement
Do Your Research
Social Studies Fair Project Timeline
Social Studies Fair Judging Form