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When and Where The Somerset Academy History Fair will take place Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in the gym. It will run from 6-8:30 pm.
Theme The theme of this years history fair is : Colonization to Contemporary, the figures that shaped America. The fair projects will be dealing with American historical figures from 1607-2014.
The project itself Students will be in groups of three students. They will then select a historical figure from the time line given. The groups will then work on the following: This year’s history fair project will have two parts. The first will be a tri-fold which will be displayed at the history fair on April 8. The second piece will be a short argumentative paper that explains: Why should this person be featured in an American History textbook?
What the Tri fold will look like? Part 1 The three panels of the tri-fold will contain different sections. These panels are described as follows:
What the Tri fold will look like Part 2 The Left Panel The first and most left panel will feature a biography of the figure. Make sure to include images.
What the Tri fold will look like? Part 3 The Center Panel The center or middle panel will feature a description of the major events in America that occurred during the person’s life. The center panel will also feature a timeline of these events and how they run parallel to the person’s life. Make sure to include visuals.
What the Tri fold will look like? Part 4 The Right Panel The third or far right panel will feature information about the American culture during the person’s life. This includes: Economics, cultural ideas, political ideas, societal trends, etc.. Make sure you include images.
The Paper Each member of the group will work together to write a one page paper. Each member will have to explain and defend the question: Why should this figure be featured in an American History textbook? The paper will be twelve point font, Times New Roman, double spaced.
Bibliography Every paper should have bibliography of sources. To properly understand how to cite your sources there is a good example of this citation at the end of every biography.com entry. Example: "Albert Einstein." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 04 Nov. 2014. This is referred to as MLA style http://www.biography.com/people/albert-einstein-9285408