The Illinois History Fair is an education program that offers students oportunities to research projects on state and local history. Students will benefit from learning how toresearch and write about Illinois’ history. Students will begin by selecting a topic that is related to IllinoisHistory in some form. From that point,students will research and compile information that they learn about theirtopic which will be used in the building of their project. Each week students will need to show some progress on their project whether it is conducting research, organizing theirthoughts, or putting together their project.
In class, we will work on theproject step by step and teach the concepts needed to do well for theproject. Project work will also need tobe completed outside of the school as well. Students will need to get books from libraries, visit historical sites if possible, or meet with people related to the topic to conduct interviews.