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Goals and Learning Standards
History Fair offers a rigorous academic program that addresses both fundamental and higher order thinking skills in Social Studies and Language Arts-and we have been doing so for over 25 years. The current codification of these vital skills in State Goals and Learning Standards attest to the History Fair's solid approach. In addition, History Fair provides a product which can be assessed-the research paper, exhibit, live performance, or media documentary-but it provides an alternative assessment model to measure students' achievements.
Please note: specific Learning Standards will vary depending upon the age group and the type of project and topic the student selects to explore.
Students who do History Fair projects will utilize a number of State Goals and Illinois Learning Standards in the Social Sciences category:
STATE GOAL 14:
Understand political systems, with an emphasis on the U.S.
STATE GOAL 15:
Understand economic systems, with an emphasis on the U.S.
STATE GOAL 16:
Understand events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of
Illinois, the United States and other nations.
STATE GOAL 17:
Understand world geography and the effects of geography on society, with an
emphasis on the United States.
STATE GOAL 18:
Understand social systems, with an emphasis on the U.S.
Students who do History Fair projects will utilize a number of State Goals and Illinois Learning Standards in the Language Arts category:
STATE GOAL 1:
Read with understanding and fluency.
STATE GOAL 3:
Write to communicate for a variety of purposes.
STATE GOAL 4:
Listen and speak effectively in a variety of situations.
STATE GOAL 5: Use
the language arts to acquire, assess and communicate information.