A middle school fair for Social Studies, not just a project, but project learning! Students will choose a driving question and will spend 2 months researching, developing questions and answers, drawing inferences/conclusions/connections, writing an argumentative essay, create an artifact and a presentation board. I have aligned most of my topic examples with 1st and 2nd quarter standards for 7th and 8th Grade, because I do my fair on the night of our musical winter concert, close to our winter break. You can adjust it to anytime of the year and any topics. You can combine efforts with your ELA teachers for the argumentative essay they will be writing.
Can be used as individual projects or make it partner work
I have provided student directions, teacher directions, topic ideas for 7th and 8th Grade, timeline, submission forms, project plan forms, research forms, 3 rubrics for each piece, and suggestions for fair night.
I provided an EDITABLE PPT for you to taylor it to your own needs and also in PDF format. 19pages/slides.
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