Chicago Metro History Fair
The Chicago Metro History Fair
asks students to complete a research project. They will report research in the form of a museum exhibit, research paper, video documentary, web site, or live performance. The goal of any historical research is to provide an interpretation of change over time. After selecting a broad, general topic, it will be necessary for students to refine and focus on one very specific aspect of that topic. The research that they will complete involves a great deal of depth, interpretation, and analysis. Students will be providing a broad context for a topic, explaining basic background information about it, and providing detailed analysis of their specific area of interest.
This competition begins with judging at the Maine South History Fair. If projects are selected to advance, they may continue with the Suburban Regional, City-Wide Finals, State Finals, and the National History Day competition just outside of Washington DC. Judging occurs at each level to determine advancing projects and cash prizes/scholarships are available starting with the City-Wide Finals.