ERIC Number: ED187408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-10
Reference Count: 0
The Chesapeake College Social Sciences Exposition and Fair.
A Social Sciences Exposition and Fair has been conducted annually by Chesapeake College since 1978 as part of an effort to involve high school students and community organizations in competitive, academic events related to the social sciences and history, and to encourage faculty to participate in student recruitment. The first fair, held in February 1978 after five months of planning, involved: (1) the establishment of personal contacts with interested high school teachers, (2) the designation of a teacher-coordinator to oversee each high school's participation, (3) the formulation of rules for contests, (4) the development of a budget for cash prizes and expenses, and (5) the participation of civic organizations who were invited to display and distribute brochures about their activities. During the fair, high school students displayed social science exhibits and participated in a Master Quiz competition and in essay-writing and public-speaking contests. The participating high schools, the college, and the community derived numerous benefits from the event, and each year since its inception the fair has become larger in scope and attendance. Data tables are provided in the report illustrating fair participation, attendance, and budget for 1978 and 1979. (JP)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Community Benefits, Community Colleges, Community Organizations, Community Relations, Competition, Costs, Exhibits, High School Students, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Social Sciences, Student Recruitment, Teacher Participation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chesapeake College MD
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Community College Social Science Association (Baltimore, MD, April 10-12, 1980).