Tentative History Fair Schedule

As we begin this project, I want students to see a “bird’s eye view” of what our plan is. I get lots of questions about “do I have to do BOTH Triumph and Tragedy?” or “What product should I make?” or “When can I start building?” Use this as a guide!

Nov-Dec

26

Snow Day

27

CHM Field Trips

Topic Shopping

28

CHM Field Trips

Topic Shopping

29

History Fair Kick-Off

Personality Types Test

30

Group Social Contract

3

Theme Introduction and Activity

4

½ Day // Hour of Code

5

Topic Proposals

Sunshine Doc

6

Work on Topic Proposals

7

Work on Topic Proposals

10

Topic Proposals Due

11

RCF Intro

IMC Visit

12

Research Time

13

Newspaper Sources via Public Libraries

14

Citation Help

17

5 Sources Due

Project Design Intro

18

RCF Clarification (Category and analysis)

1:1 check-ins with Mr. Little

19

Work on Mock-up

Research Examples

1:1 check-ins with Mr. Little

20

Mock-up Due

1:1 check-ins with Mr. Little

21

1:1 check-ins with Mr. Little

January

7

Essential Questions, Word Association, and Project Summary

8

Intro Working Thesis

Thesis Work

9

Thesis Work

10

Working Thesis Due

Explore Chicago Collections

Primary v. Secondary

11

Visit from Darien Historical Society (Dean Rodkin)

14

HF Check-in

Advanced Research Tools

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

https://explore.chicagocollections.org/ 

15

Research Time

RCF Help (What Happened, Significance, etc)

16

Research Time

Citation Help

17

Mind Maps

10 Sources Due (individuals)

15 Sources Due (groups)

18

Mind Maps and Research

21

No School

22

Research Time

23

Research Time

24

Mind Maps Due

Research Time

25

RCFs Due

Minimum 30 lines for individuals

Minimum 50 lines for groups of 2 or 3

Minimum of 75 lines for groups of 4 or 5

28

Snow Day

29

Work on History Fair Comic

30

Snow Day

31

Snow Day

1

Introduce Argumentation Plan

February/March

4

Work on Argumentation Plan

5

Work on Argumentation Plan

Introduce Master Plan & Labels

6

Argumentation Plans Due

1:1 Meetings with Mr. Little

7

1:1 Meetings with Mr. Little

8

Work on Labels

1:1 Meetings with Mr. Little

11

Work on Labels

Meetings with Mr. Little

12

First 5 Labels Due!

Meetings with Mr. Little

13

IMC Writing Workshop

14

IMC Writing Workshop

15

No School

18

No School

19

Finish Labels

20

Finish Labels

Introduce Bibliography

21

Peer Revisions

Finish Labels

22

All Labels Due

Peer Revisions

25

Complete Projects

Peer Revisions

26

Complete Projects

Peer Revisions

27

Complete Projects

Ratiocination

28

Complete Projects

1

No School

4

Final Project Due!

5

Project Revisions

6

Project Revisions

7

8th Annual History Fair!!!

@ Spartan Showcase

6:30-8:30pm

8

Student Reflections and Celebration