Heritage Fair News!

         Our school is proud to announce the annual Wisconsin Heritage Fair!  Students will research and present an individual report/speech on an event/feature or person which has helped shape the history of Wisconsin.  This is a great opportunity for students to use their talents and creativity on a project.  Presentations may include: models, displays, artwork, poetry, music, drama, and other ideas.  This is a chance for students to let their imaginations take the lead!

 

           Speeches and projects will be completed individually, but we encourage you to get involved with your child in developing the project because this is the part that is done at home. Please try to be a coach versus a participant since your child learns more by doing it himself/herself, and it makes the competition more fair.

 

           The project will be due on Tuesday, April 10.  It will take time to plan out the steps that need to be taken in order to do a quality speech & project.  Students are expected to find resources in the BES Library, as well as our Bangor Library/County System, and with parent help using the internet.  The projects will be judged by the following criteria: originality, care taken in making the project, effort, presentation, and the child’s understanding of his/her own project. We plan to present in our individual classrooms on Thursday, April 19.   One student from each classroom will be able to participate in the Regional Wisconsin Heritage Fair in Tomah on Thursday, May 9.

 

           Please feel free to email or call if you have any questions regarding this report and project!        608 486-5286 or 608 486-5266  or  486-5271

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WHY HAVE A WISCONSIN HERITAGE FAIR?

 

           The benefits of participation reach far beyond the obvious, and there are many good reasons for encouraging students to become involved in the Wisconsin Heritage Fair.

 

           Students do learn research procedures and get practice using the library and other resources, and this project also helps students to develop problem solving methods.  In addition, creativity and ingenuity are needed, as well as a planned strategy.

 

           A project for the Wisconsin Heritage Fair also fosters independence and self-direction.  Many elementary children, as well as middle and senior high students, have limited opportunities to work on a project that extends over a long period of time, in this case 7-8 weeks for their speech and project.  It is important for students of all grade levels to experience the pleasure and the frustrations of successfully adhering to a timeline.

 

           Selecting and researching a topic and planning and organizing a speech/project is a great opportunity to develop critical and creative thinking skills.  It also offers students a chance to share their unique talents as part of their presentation.

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        Heritage Fair 2019

 Tentative Dates

             

Week of February 20           Classroom Discussions with expectations and handouts

                 ***Discuss possible topics with your parents.   Read the packet together.

                 ***Keep Heritage Fair Packet in Homework Folders.  Explore topics.

Tuesday, February 26         **Topic and Description of  Project is DUE-

Parent Signature requested on p. 15.

                                       **Return packet to school with page 15 complete.

The first two weeks, we want your child to be doing ONE very important part of this:  Read, read, read everything possible to become a MINI-Expert on their chosen topic! 

WORK ON REPORT and PROJECT AT HOME BEGINNING

                    Tuesday,  February 26  (or as soon as topic is approved)

 AND ENDING on Wednesday, April 10.  

We will be working on the report at school as part of our English/Language Arts goals.  All notes taken or writing that is done should be kept in the Heritage Fair  Folder which should travel back and forth just like their Homework Folder, Thanks!

 

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Wednesday, April 10    PROJECT IS DUE and SPEECH IS DUE!

                   ***BRING PROJECT AND NOTE CARDS TO SCHOOL.

They must be brought to school on the  April 8, 9,or 10,.

Please call us if you need other arrangements!

 

Wednesday, April 10,  and            Students will practice their presentations

Thursday, April 11                        in small groups to prepare for judging.

                                       

Wed., April 17/or Thursday, April 18 ***JUDGING takes place IN INDIVIDUAL CLASSROOMS.

Students receive a classroom evaluation from his/her classroom teacher. A different judge will be choosing a student to present at the Regional Heritage Fair in Warrens on Thursday, May 9.                                                                

Thursday, May 9                     One person from each Grade 4 classroom will present in Warrens.

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STUDENT GUIDELINES

WISCONSIN HERITAGE PROJECT

 

1.  You need to pick a topic to research that reflects Wisconsin’s heritage.  Heritage means everything passed down to us about the past.  Heritage includes events that have happened, the lives of people, and past beliefs and customs.

 ***There are several pages listing TOPICS from which they can choose!

2.  The information you find may be presented in several different formats:

 

           model                      dramatization                          video

           artwork                poetry

           music                       historical reproduction          display

           game                        puzzle                                       technology project

                         ***See other ideas on page 9

           

           These are just some possible suggestions, you need to choose a creative way to present your information.  If your project needs to be displayed, it has to be portable and be able to fit on a table top.

 

3.  A speech must go along with your Heritage Fair project.  This  should be 3-5 minutes in length.  This is due Wednesday, April 10.

 

4.  Your project will need to be completed by Wednesday, April 10.

One speech and project from each 4th grade classroom will be chosen to be presented at the Regional Wisconsin Heritage Fair.

The scheduled date for the Regional Fair is May 9.

 

Presentations will be judged on originality, care taken in making the project, effort, and your understanding of the project.

 

After completing the Wisconsin Heritage Fair project, all students will receive a Certificate of Recognition for their participation.

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EVENTS WHICH SHAPED WISCONSIN

 

PESHTIGO FIRE

 

WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT

 

FOUNDING OF FIRST KINDERGARTEN

 

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD-WI  INVOLVEMENT

 

LUMBERING

 

FUR TRADE

 

BUILDING THE CAPITOL

 

GLACIERS in WISCONSIN

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FARMING IN WI

ENDANGERED SPECIES IN WI

STATE SYMBOLS OF WI

WISCONSIN’S ETHNIC GROUPS

 

NORWEGIAN                                                        

GERMAN

POLISH

FINNISH

IRISH

HUNGARIAN

ITALIAN                                                        5

BRITISH

SWISS

CORNISH

BLACK AMERICANS

 

WISCONSIN NATIVE AMERICANS

WINNEBAGO/HO-CHUNK

OJIBWAY/CHIPPEWA

ONEIDA

SAUK

MENOMINEE

POTAWATOMI

OTTAWA

FOX

KICKAPOO

 

WISCONSIN INDIVIDUALS

 

 MARGARET ASHMUN - Author

LOUISA BRAYTON- First teacher in Madison

GWENDOLYN BROOKS - author

JONATHAN CARVER- Early Explorer of Wisconsin

JANE DOUSMAN - early pioneer, Prairie du Chien settler

CONRAD ELVEHJEM- Biochemist in Nutrition

ADA JAMES - Woman Suffrage Movement

LOUIS JOLLIET - explorer

ALLEN LAPHAM - author, scientist, naturalist

MARK LEE - astronaut from Viroqua

JAMES A. LOVELL, JR.- astronaut

JACQUES MARQUETTE - explorer

BARBARA MCNAIR- singer and actress

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KATE NEWCOMB - doctor, early days of WI

JEAN NICOLET - explorer

VINNIE REAM- sculptor

DR. BERTHA REYNOLDS- One of first female doctors

ELLA WHEELER WILCOX - Poet                  

LAURA INGALLS WILDER - WI pioneer                                                                

EDWARD P. ALLIS- Manufacturer and Steam engine                          

ROY CHAPMAN ANDREWS- explorer, found fossil dinosaur eggs               

STEPHEN M. BABCOCK-- created Babcock test for dairy farmers                      

JOHN BASCOM- professor, college president, writer                           

OLYMPIA BROWN- American suffragist                        

JEROME CASE- manufacturer, Case IH                           

JOHN R. COMMONS- Economist  progressive and labor historian                                         ALBERT RINGLING- Ringling Brothers Circus

AUGUST DERLETH- Writer and Publisher                       

OLE EVINRUDE- entrepreneur      

EDNA FERBER- writer                                                         

ZONA GALE- writer                                    

HAMLIN GARLAND- author        

MILDRED FISH HARNACK- German resistance fighter in Nazi Germany    

CORDELIA HARVEY- civil war nurse          

WILLIAM DEMPSTER HOARD- father of Wisconsin dairy industry

SAMUEL C JOHNSON - SC Johnson Company Creator                        

WALTER KOHLER, SR.- Governor and successful businessman                   

BELLE CASE LA FOLLETTE- women’s suffrage movement           

ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE- lawyer and politician         

EARL “CURLY” LAMBEAU- Founder of Packers & Coached Packers

ALDO LEOPOLD- conservationist, professor, and author

VINCE LOMBARDI- Packer player and coach

 ALFRED LUNT- Broadway star from Wisconsin

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FREDERIC MARCH- Actor

HELEN F. MEARS- Sculptor

CHARLES MCCARTHY- Author and Progressive reformer

WILLIAM“BILLY”MITCHELL- Army General- Father of the Air Force

JOHN MUIR-conservationist, author

ALBERT OCHSNER- Pioneer Surgeon

GEORGIA O’KEEFE-famous painter

PATRICK CUDAHY- created meat company

JEREMIAH RUSK- 15th Governor of WI

CARL SCHURZ- First Kindergarten

MARGARET SCHURZ- First Kindergarten

ARTHUR SHATTUCK- Famous Piano Player

SPENCER TRACY - actor

FREDERICK J. TURNER- Pulitzer Prize Winner for History

CHARLES VAN HISE- Geologist and President of UW- Madison

WILLIAM VILAS - Sentaor

CADWALLER C. WASHBURN- Lawyer and Founder of General Mills

ORSON WELLS - actor

FRANCES WILLARD- Teacher, Dean of Northwestern University

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT-architect

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PROJECT LIST

 (Needs to be approved by classroom teacher)

Advertisement                            Map with Legend

Board or card game                   Mobile

Book                                            Model

Chart or graph                           Mural

Collage                                        Museum

Collection                                   Musical instrument/song

Comic strip +                                  Pamphlet or brochure

                                                   Paper folding

Dance                                          Photo display/album

Demonstration                           Poem

Diorama                                   Portfolio of drawing/

                                                               artwork

Diary or journal                                Puppet show

Dictionary, illustrated                      Radio show/ News Broadcast

Dramatization or skit                       Recipe(s)

                              Scrapbook

Futuristic model                       Sculpture

Illustrated story                         Technology Project

Information diagram with key        Timeline

Invention                                    Travelogue

Jigsaw puzzle                          Tri-fold, self-standing display

Video

Limerick or riddle

Labeled diagram with questions                                                                  Magazine or newspaper          

Other:____________________        

 

 

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   Project Sketch or Outline

(What would you like your project to look like?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LIST OF HERITAGE FAIR REQUIREMENTS

These are the steps you will follow as you complete the requirements for your Heritage Fair Project.  

**Please check each step as it is finished.  

___ 1.  Read the packet with a parent- do Wednesday, February 20  and Thursday, February 21.

 

___2.  Complete the Wisconsin Heritage Fair Select a Topic    (packet page 15 & 16 is due Tuesday, February 26).

 

___3.  Research your topic:

           _  A.  Find at least 2 resources. (1 or both must be a site found    on BES Landing Page on our School District Website; Internet)

           _  B.  Read, read, read and record information, take notes, write down each source you use! Use the form we have.

 

___4. Choose at least one project from the Project

          List (packet page 9).  If time allows after your speech is

    written, you could ask permission to do two projects.

___5.  Develop a sketch of your project.  Use packet page 10.

___6.  List the materials and supplies you will need for                     your project below.

______________            ______________   _______________

______________            ______________   _______________

______________            ______________   _______________

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___7.  Gather materials

 

___8.  Construct at least one project for your presentation. Additional projects may be completed if time permits.

 

___9.  Use your notes to write your speech in the Speech Packet.

 ___9.5  Revise and EDIT your speech.

___10. Copy your speech onto notecards. Number the note cards in sequential order.

           

___11. PRACTICE YOUR SPEECH AT HOME:

record date and speech length in chart.  Make adjustments as needed. Parents, please help with this.

 

___12.  Evaluate your work using the Product Evaluation Page (packet page 16). Then make necessary changes or improvements to your project.

 

___13.  Present your Heritage Fair project to the class within the 5 minute time limit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FINDING YOUR INFORMATION

WHERE TO LOOK:

 

**Remember to use at least two resources (one must be an internet source) and record information about your topic by taking notes.

***Websites - Use the BES Library Landing Page to link with the 4th Grade Heritage Fair Page!

 

***Websites - Use the BES Library Landing Page to link with the

4th Grade Heritage Fair Page!

***BOOKS

***ENCYCLOPEDIAS  

***CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE or STATE DEPARTMENT

OF TOURISM - These offices may have some information on

the person or event.

***MAPS - Use an ATLAS or road map to locate the place where the

event happened or where the person lived.

***MAGAZINES

***ARTICLES from other publications

 

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 Product Evaluation

Name   _____________________________                     Date______________

Friend’s Name        ____________________________________

My product/project is:    ____________________________________________

Rate each of the following according to this scale:

        0 - Not observed at all                                     2 - Very Good

        1 - Fair, it could be improved a lot                 3 - Excellent        

        

   1.  Effort                                                                          ________

 

   2.  Neatness                                                                   ________

 

   3.  Organization                                                             ________

 

   4.  Attractive, colorful                                              ________

 

   5.  Meaningful, interesting, easy to understand              ________

 

   6.  Shows knowledge about it                                      ________

 

   7.  Relates to Wisconsin                                              ________

 

   8.  Used imagination, creativity, originality                     ________

What do you think is the best thing about this product/project?

Me ____________________________________________

______________________________________________

My friend ________________________________________

______________________________________________

What do you think could be improved about this product/project?

Me ____________________________________________

______________________________________________

My friend ________________________________________

 

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                                                                             This Page ONLY!                  

          Name____________________       ***Due- Tues., Feb. 25

     *** Parent Signature_____________________                                        

     

WISCONSIN HERITAGE FAIR

                                               SELECTING A TOPIC

 

1.  These are things I need to think about before I pick my              

          topic for the Heritage Fair :

           a. Will I be able to find information from various resources about this topic?

        Response a. _____________________________________________

               ______________________________________________________

           b. Does this topic spark my interest?

        Response b. _____________________________________________

               ______________________________________________________

           c. Am I willing to spend time learning about this topic?

        Response c. _____________________________________________

               _____________________________________________

           d. Can I think of an interesting way to make a project

               about this topic?

        Response d. _____________________________________________

               _____________________________________________

 

         ***I will use the answers to these questions to help make my decision.

 

2.  My choice of a topic for the Wisconsin Heritage Fair is:

      The influence/history/or effect       of___________________________________ on Wisconsin’s heritage.

EXAMPLE: 

*My choice of a topic for the Wisconsin Heritage Fair is:

The influence/history/or effect of__Laura Ingalls Wilder  on Wisconsin’s heritage.)

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3. The project that I have chosen to do is a ______________________.

**Your topic may not be changed without teacher approval.**

(Example

The project that I have chosen to do is a ____Model and Poster_____.

**Your topic may not be changed without teacher approval.**)                       

 

*When finished well, parents can sign here, please. Thanks for your support!

_______________________________ signature

                        

                                        ___________________________________ date

**Pages 15 and 16 are due on :  Tuesday, February 26.

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Wisconsin Heritage Fair 2018