Our school’s annual 8th Grade History Fair usually takes place in McDonough Hall, however, this year’s projects will be viewed virtually due to our school’s COVID-19 safety protocols. Instead, students channeled their creativity by creating a Bitmoji room with a link to their project! Open the link below & select present. Viewers can navigate through each project using the control arrows on your keyboard. To view each project, simply click the underlined project title on each slide. To begin viewing the Class of 2021 Virtual History Fair, CLICK HERE.
History Fair Details
Over the past several months, our 8th grade students have been working diligently to gather information in order to develop analytical research projects. While students had the opportunity to choose any historical topic of their interest, they were challenged to connect their topic to the National History Day theme: Communication in History. Throughout this process in social studies and language arts, students analyzed a variety of primary and secondary sources, developed analytical thesis statements, and organized their research into the wonderful projects presented this evening!
History Fair Medalists & Regional Qualifiers
Judges from local high schools had the opportunity to examine and score projects in each of the following categories: knowledge, analysis, sources, and presentation. These students received the highest average scores earned a medal for their achievements: Anna B., Mia M., Will M., Dominic F., Sammy A., Sophia F., Marina L.C., Brody W., Charlie A., Gregory F., Will L., Tylar M., and Megan G. – congrats!
Among the medalists, these four highest-scoring students have been selected to participate in the Chicago Metro History Fair to compete alongside the top projects from other schools in the region: Tylar M., Sophia F., Charlie A., Dominic F., and Will M. – good luck!
Chicago Metro Regional History Fair
The Chicago Metro Regional History Fair is an annual competition hosted by the Chicago History Museum. The 2021 Chicago Metro Regional History Fair will be held virtually on Saturday, March 20th. At the regional competition, students showcase their projects for judges who score them based on the same rubric used at our school’s fair. The highest scoring participants at regionals have the opportunity to advance to the state competition this spring.