Chicago Metro History Fair

Chicago Metro History Fair Make History! The Chicago Metro History Fair is on a mission to spark students’ interest in the study of history, help them build high-level thinking skills, engage them in civic life, and foster their intellectual self-confidence.

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Hello Everyone!!! The Chicago Metro History Fair is offering a new series of self nominated awards" The History Fair in ...
12/16/2020

Hello Everyone!!! The Chicago Metro History Fair is offering a new series of self nominated awards" The History Fair in Action Student Awards" for this years fair. To learn more check out the website here: https://www.chicagohistory.org/education/historyfair/students/#awards
Topics related to equity, identity, and social justice:
https://www.chicagohistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/hf-topics-identityEquity.pdf

#ResourceWednesday#chicagometrohistoryfair#NHD#Chicago #elearning

Hi Everyone! A reminder! Today NHD is hosting an amazing session on  Performing Perspectives: Who Tells Your Story? Come...
12/14/2020

Hi Everyone!
A reminder! Today NHD is hosting an amazing session on Performing Perspectives: Who Tells Your Story?

Come learn about creating characters and portraying historical narratives through a diverse perspective.
sign up here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_dShbfhC0Sv-wBS4PWBusng
#NHD #Performances #Chicago #chicagometrohistoryfair #elearning

Hi everyone! History Fair is hosting a History Fair Student photo contest!!  Enter our HF contest to win some awesome pr...
12/11/2020

Hi everyone! History Fair is hosting a History Fair Student photo contest!! Enter our HF contest to win some awesome prizes while showing off the hard work that goes into making projects. Enter the contest here: https://forms.gle/4GqSTe2NpjvQVAg56
#NHD #historyfair #Chicagostudents #Chicago #History

Hello Everyone! Happy Resource Wednesday!! Today we are sharing a resource from the University of Illinois. In the attac...
12/09/2020
Featured Resource: U of I Digitized Newspapers

Hello Everyone! Happy Resource Wednesday!! Today we are sharing a resource from the University of Illinois. In the attached video you will see a walk through of how to access and use the digitized newspapers in the University of Illinois digital collection.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqyTwOcEawQ #Historyfair #NHD #newspapers #digitalcollections #ResourceWednesday

Direct link: https://idnc.library.illinois.edu/CMHF Research page: https://www.chicagohistory.org/education/historyfair/research/

Hey everyone!! Happy Resource Wednesday!! NHD is offering this amazing session on Dec 14th- Performing Perspectives: Who...
12/02/2020

Hey everyone!! Happy Resource Wednesday!! NHD is offering this amazing session on Dec 14th- Performing Perspectives: Who Tells Your Story?
Come learn about creating characters and portraying historical narratives through a diverse perspective.
sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dShbfhC0Sv-wBS4PWBusng
#NHD #ResourceWednesday #Performances #Chicago #chicagometrohistoryfair #elearning

Happy Holidays everyone! In honor of Native American Heritage Month  for resource Wednesday we have two resources with p...
11/25/2020
National Native American Heritage Month - For Teachers

Happy Holidays everyone! In honor of Native American Heritage Month for resource Wednesday we have two resources with primary and secondary sources and classroom guides regarding Native American and Indigenous history!
https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/nativeamericanheritage/
and
https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/for-teachers/

#ResourceWednesday#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #ChicagoHistory#NHD #ChicagoMetroHistoryFair

Paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

11/04/2020
Featured Resource: The American Presidency Project

Hi Everyone! Its resource Wednesday! check out this video explaining how to use the American Presidency Project! #resourcewednesday #NHD #History #Historyfair #Illinois #Chicago #Teachers #remotelearning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV4Ebiau1w0&list=PLoLTX5CtT-xfjzFcRDIDYOBhS7ub1cpYw

The American Presidency Project (https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/) contains fully searchable public addresses, papers, debate transcripts, and much much more...

10/16/2020
Microsoft Forms

REMINDER: Kickoff is in 4 days!!! If you have not already signed up, you may do so here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/chicagometrohistoryfair/405983/

This year kickoff is completely virtual and will feature Skyla Hearn, Manager of Archives for Cook County, as the keynote speaker.
Teachers that attend will be able to join two breakout room information sessions and will receive digital resources from our partner organizations.

The breakout sessions include:

Option 1: ’63 Boycott with MediaBurn/Kartemquin

Content experts from MediaBurn and Kartemquin provide a walkthrough of the curriculum guide and research materials available in connection to the recently-released documentary on the 1963 Chicago Schools Boycott. An excellent resource for projects and a great classroom intro on connecting history with the present.

Option 2: CHM Research Center with Ellen Keith

The Chicago History Museum’s Research Center is a popular research destination for student historians. Learn about what the Research Center can offer to your students this year!

Option 3: Oral Histories with Peter Alter

Join Peter Alter, Director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, to explore how students can conduct their own oral history interviews as well as make use of existing recordings and transcripts from the Studs Terkel Center and other repositories.

Option 4: Research with NEIU Librarian(s)

Northeastern Illinois Librarian(s) Ed Remus and Chrissy Cogswell will provide an overview of the resource appointment process and other resources they have made for CMHF this year!

A reminder, if you plan on participating in History Fair this season, remember to fill out the intent form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx...

Kickoff is in 8 days!!! If you have not already signed up, you may do so here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/chica...
10/12/2020

Kickoff is in 8 days!!! If you have not already signed up, you may do so here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/chicagometrohistoryfair/405983/

This year kickoff is completely virtual and will feature Skyla Hearn, Manager of Archives for Cook County, as the keynote speaker.
Teachers that attend will be able to join breakout room information sessions and will receive digital resources from our partner organizations.

A reminder, if you plan on participating in History Fair this season, remember to fill out the intent form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=MzKC23lkuEGcyLz4GNkQQrB3m_zMrTZDsdA3Zul_fSdUOE5aUzg4QjZZVDBHUFFSWUNNSkE3Ulg5WC4u

Want to learn a little bit more about research for History Fair? Check out this video playlist made by the NEIU Libraria...
09/24/2020
Chicago Metro History Fair: Doing Research at Local Archives

Want to learn a little bit more about research for History Fair? Check out this video playlist made by the NEIU Librarians!!!
#Librarians #History #NEIU #Chicago #NHD #chicagohistoryfair

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

History Fair is a great way to help teachers meet the new ISBE civics mandate in your classrooms!!! Check out our graphi...
09/16/2020

History Fair is a great way to help teachers meet the new ISBE civics mandate in your classrooms!!! Check out our graphic

https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Guidance-Doc-Civics-MS.pdf

https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Social-Science.aspx

#civicsmandate #isbe #history #historyfair #chicago #illinois

Check out this NEH Webinar offered from National History Day September 30th ! Great for History and Civics teachers. Sig...
09/11/2020

Check out this NEH Webinar offered from National History Day September 30th ! Great for History and Civics teachers. Sign up here http://tinyurl.com/nehedu2020
#History #civics #NHD #Chicago #chicagohistory #Digitallearning #Teachers #virtuallearning #webinar

07/02/2020
Professional Development - Chicago History Museum

Hey teachers! check out some of the PD offerings we have coming this summer! https://chicagohistory.org/education/historyfair/educators/professional-development/

#Professionaldevelopment #Chicago #teacher #summerlearning

The Chicago Metro History Fair provides professional development opportunities to support teachers offering History Fair at their schools. All Professional Development for this school year will take place virtually – not in-person. Planned PD offerings for the 2020-21 school year include:

A big congratulations to the following projects and students who were finalists in the National History Day Competition....
06/20/2020

A big congratulations to the following projects and students who were finalists in the National History Day Competition.

Senior Group Website from University of Chicago Lab School titled “Creating New Barriers to Help Tear Down Old Ones: American Women Fight for Reliable Contraceptives”
Senior Group Exhibit from Maine South titled “Dollhouse of Death”
Junior Individual Exhibit from Kenwood Academic Center titled “Harold Washington: Promises Made, Promises Kept”
Junior Individual Documentary from Keller Regional Gifted Center titled “Soul Train, Soul Change”
Junior Group Documentary from Mead Junior High titled- “Stitching Hearts, Stitching Dreams:Daniel Hale Williams’s Impact on Racial and Medical Barriers”
#NHD #NHD2020 #NHDvirtual #ChicagoMetroHistoryFair #History #Chicago #Students #Studenthistorians #Makehistory #Illinois #Finalist

We want to congratulate two projects that were awarded the outstanding entry  for their amazing projects. Junior Divisio...
06/20/2020

We want to congratulate two projects that were awarded the outstanding entry for their amazing projects.
Junior Division Documentary- “Soul Train, Soul Change” from Keller Regional Gifted Center
Senior Division Performance titled “Challenging the Ideological Barriers That
Justified Slavery and Denigrated Muslims: Former Slave Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Is Admitted to the Club” From University of Chicago Lab school
#NHD #NHD2020 #NHDvirtual #ChicagoMetroHistoryFair #History #Chicago #Students #Studenthistorians #Makehistory #Illinois #Outstandingentry

A HUGE Congratulations to NHD Junior Exhibit first place winners from Mead Junior High!! They have done an outstanding j...
06/20/2020

A HUGE Congratulations to NHD Junior Exhibit first place winners from Mead Junior High!! They have done an outstanding job earning first place in the nation with their exhibit entitled “The Oxnard Strike of 1903: Breaking Barriers of Racial Representation in the Labor Force”. We are so proud of these students and all they have accomplished under the circumstances of switching to a virtual fair format.
#NHD #NHD2020 #NHDvirtual #firstinthenation #ChicagoMetroHistoryFair #History #Chicago #Students #Studenthistorians #Makehistory #Illinois #Congrats

As part of National History Day's first virtual contest The National Museum of African American History and Culture(NMAA...
06/18/2020
National History Day at NMAAHC: Student Documentary Showcase 2020

As part of National History Day's first virtual contest The National Museum of African American History and Culture(NMAAHC) is showcasing student documentaries that embody the mission and stories reflected in NMAAHC, narratives of human and civil rights, and the histories of other underrepresented and marginalized groups and communities. Two documentaries from Illinois were chosen to be part of the showcase, please check them out
Junior Division: Soul Train, Soul Change
Senior Division: How Jazz Broke Racial and Cultural Barriers

#NHD #HISTORY #HISTORYFAIR #MAKEHISTORY #STUDENTHISTORIANS

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is proud to feature student documentaries created for the National History Day (NHD)...

04/30/2020
CMHF 2020 Student Recognition

The student recognition video has been posted https://youtu.be/879QP4V7Wxg

Results will be posted on the history fair website at 5:30.

Thank you all!

All 2020 Student Historians and all History Fair supporters are celebrated in this video recognizing their exceptional achievements in this socially-distant ...

04/30/2020
CMHF 2020 Student Recognition

Join us at 5pm today on our CMHF homepage or YouTube for our Student Recognition Event!
https://youtu.be/879QP4V7Wxg

All 2020 Student Historians and all History Fair supporters are celebrated in this video recognizing their exceptional achievements in this socially-distant ...

Last call for History Fair judges this weekend!-make a difference in students' lives-see amazing projects-connect with o...
04/10/2020
Judging - Chicago Metro History Fair

Last call for History Fair judges this weekend!
-make a difference in students' lives
-see amazing projects
-connect with other folks interested in history
-fight social-distance-induced boredom

Join us "LIVE" online Sat. AM or OFFLINE on your own time! If this weekend doesn't work, we've got others! Check em out:
http://www.chicagohistory.org/cmhfjudge

Learn about serving as a volunteer judge for student History Fair projects! Chicago History Fair judging information and sign-up form.

Let's support the hard work of #Chicagoland students. Don't let their projects go unseen! Become a Judge for the Chicago...
04/01/2020

Let's support the hard work of #Chicagoland students. Don't let their projects go unseen! Become a Judge for the Chicago Metro History Fair, now VIRTUAL!

Live Judging (via Zoom) will take place on April 4, April 11, and April 25th

Offline Judging (via Email) also available.

Check out the #CMHF Website for more information and to sign up today!

https://www.chicagohistory.org/education/historyfair/support/judging/

03/13/2020
www.chicagohistory.org

Please read this important update about the 2020 History Fair Season and COVID-19
https://www.chicagohistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/covid-announcement-homePage.pdf

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