Scammon School History Fair
February 18 Set-up and judging February 19 School History Fair
City Junior History Fair
Saturday, April 18, 2009 Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Hermann Hall 33rd & S. State
All dates are subject to change. * If you have any questions, please refer them to Mr.
Smiljanich (Room 212)*
Guidelines for an exhibit
A History Fair exhibit is like a room in a museum. It relies on clear, text (labels) and a substantial amount of visual evidence to communicate the student's research and analysis.
Before mounting, students should create an outline that organizes their research and a layout of their exhibit.
Exhibits should use evidence such as pictures, photographs, documents, charts, graphs, maps, and other visual aides to tell the story of their research in visual form.
Every item mounted on the boards should have a typed explanation (captions) beneath of about 3-4 short sentences.
All visual material should be mounted on construction paper and follow a color scheme.
Exhibits should have a logical flow. The thesis, body of evidence, and conclusion should all be displayed on the board. They must show change over time.
Students must have an annotated bibliography with primary and secondary documents separated, and two summary statement forms turned in to you when the exhibit is completed