SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR
Social Studies Fair projects are
classified using three descriptors:
Division, Category and Type.
First, identify your division.
- Division I (3-5)
- Division II (6-8)
- Division III (9-12)
Next, select the category that interests you
4. Political Science
7. State and Local Studies
8. U.S. History
9. World History / International
Finally, determine the type of presentation
you want to create and deliver.
- Individual - Only one person worked
on the project and will present it
- Small Group - Two to five
students worked on project and will
present the project together.
If you work alone, you must remember that
you will be doing all of the work by
yourself. Working alone can be beneficial
because you can manage your own time and
make all of the decisions about the project
without consulting with anyone else. You
will give your oral presentation to the
judges by yourself.
Working With a Group
If you decide to collaborate with a group,
there will be one or more other students
working with you. Together you will choose
the theme to be investigated as well as the
process of research, the materials for your
display, and your methods of communication
and presentation to the judges. You should
work together to write out a schedule for
the completion of different responsibilities
and your meeting times. Having these things
written down will prevent misunderstandings
later on and will help you meet your
deadlines. Working with others is fun and
you have the creativity, talents, and
knowledge of others to improve the project.
You will learn from each other. Each student
is required to deliver a part of the
presentation in a small group project
(traditional or international).
Whether working alone or in a group, be
prepared because sometimes things do not get
finished on time due to unforeseen
emergencies. You must plan ahead and plan to
finish before the deadline. That way, if you
need extra time then you will have it.
Judging Different Divisions, Categories and
When a project is judged at the State Fair,
it will compete against other projects of
the SAME Division, Category and Type. For
example, a Division III individual project
in U.S. History will compete only against
other Division III individual projects in