Kicking-off History Fair

Today we begin History Fair 2.0!

We started HF last year, really on a whim. I attended a few conferences and was exposed to how great this was. I immediately brought it into the classroom, and by March, we had our first annual Lakeview History Fair. It was amazing… probably the most memorable part of my teacher career to date. HF is challenging, demanding, and effective as a research project. It pushes students to find information outside of traditional sources (google), teaches them to analyze, and to synthesize that info.

This information went home to students/parents today:

Here’s also a great video from the man who organizes History Fair for all of Illinois!