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History Fair Overview & Examples. PDP Research Bakke. Why History Fair?. Builds researching, critical thinking, and presentation skills essential for college and IB Assessing validity, point of view, change over time, and cause and effect=> IB/AP Exam Skills

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why history fair
Why History Fair?
  • Builds researching, critical thinking, and presentation skills essential for college and IB
  • Assessing validity, point of view, change over time, and cause and effect=> IB/AP Exam Skills
  • Hard Work & Competitive Success => College Resume Builder
grade booster or grade buster
Grade Booster or Grade Buster?
  • History Fair is the most weighted grade and point total of ANY assignment ALL year in History Research --- 200 points
  • History Fair also counts for PDP World Studies
    • Will this help or hurt your semester 1 grade?
  • You will NOT pass PDP Research Sem 1 w/o it
  • However…
to the victors go the spoils
To the Victors Go the Spoils
  • Advancing Projects = Extra Credit Points in both PIB History Classes
  • 25 pts- City Competition
  • 50 pts- Regional Competition
  • 75 pts- State Competition
  • 100 pts- National Competition
bakke s rules
Bakke’s Rules
  • No More than 3 in a group except Performances
  • You May Only work w/ people in this room
  • Topics must be approved by me via the Proposal Paper
    • Some topics are on the auto rejected list
pick a genre any genre
Pick a Genre, Any Genre
  • The choices are Performance, Exhibit, Paper, or Documentary
  • Hint #1: Performances are the smallest and easiest to advance (I will also add 10 pts e.c. to any group choosing performance)
  • Hint #2: Strategic advantage to work alone, as group and individual are two separate categories for each type of project
  • Hint #3: Papers are a small category as well and you skip the city round if you qualify for regionals
exhibits
Exhibits
  • Groups of 1-3
  • NO SCIENCE FAIR BOARDS!
    • Boards are supposed to be 6 feet high- 40 inches wide, 30 deep;
    • Hint: Blick Art Supply, Pearle Art Supply, Office Depot, Staples, Fasten two sci fair boards together,
  • Annotated Bibliography & SSF Form
exhibits cont bring balance to the board
Exhibits Cont. Bring Balance to the Board
  • The Key is a balance between text captions, headings, and visuals
  • Visuals: Charts, graphs, political cartoons, copies of primary doc, a few pictures, poems, timelines, maps, etc.
  • Text: NO ESSAYS, text at the national level is 500 words total, you should not exceed 750 at this level, use you text carfully,
    • Include a thesis and analysis feat. Change over time and impact
  • Headings: Bring organization to the Board, they must reflect all parts of the theme and guide the story from then and now reflected on your board
paper rules
Paper Rules
  • One Person ONLY
  • Annotated Bibliography but NO SSF Form
  • 1500-2500 Words (Appx 7-10 pages DBL)
  • Cover Page, followed by Thesis & Outline Required
  • Use Chicago Style In-text and Bibliographical citations i.e. footnotes
  • Hint: It’s all about the thesis
documentary
Documentary
  • Groups of 1-3 Only
  • Students must do EVERYTHING
  • Annotated Bibliography & SSF Required
  • 10 Min Time Limit- 8 Min Minimum
  • Must have credits at the end
  • Hint: Interviews, clear thesis, change over time, vary visuals, don’t repeat pics, & music
performance
Performance
  • Groups of 1-5
  • 10 Min Maximum & 8 Min Minimum
  • Everything Created and Written by Students
  • SSF & Annotated Bibliography Required
  • Hint: Clearly state a thesis
    • Develop an argument based on fact and research
    • Revise script until an analytical argument is clear
2014 theme rights and responsibility in chicago s history
2014 Theme: Rights and Responsibility in Chicago’s History
  • See Topic Article
  • Your Project must be Chicago themed
  • Topics must combine both parts of this theme.
  • What are the differences b/t rights and responsibility?
    • Hint: Look to gender issues, political issues, court cases, city govt. policy, education policy, racial issues, etc. What is the struggle between those who have power and those who don’t?
    • -What are we required to give to the community? What are we entitled to be given?
    • -How do we balance the rights of the individual with the rights of the group?
    • -What responsibilities do we have to protect those who cannot protect themselves?
    • -What are the limits to rights? Where should the lines be drawn?
nhd essential questions
NHD Essential Questions
  • What is the struggle between those who have power and those who don’t?
  • -What are we required to give to the community? What are we entitled to be given?
  • -How do we balance the rights of the individual with the rights of the group?
  • -What responsibilities do we have to protect those who cannot protect themselves?
  • -What are the limits to rights? Where should the lines be drawn?
where do i go from here
Where Do I Go From Here?
  • Start thinking of topics that fit the theme and are Chicago based
  • Live & Die by the Schedule
  • Come to the History Fair Workshop w/ a group a working topic and an idea of what type of project you will do
  • Begin work on the History Fair Proposal Essay
  • Begin work on the Annotated Bibliography of 25-30 Sources
  • BUY A BOARD ASAP
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