ERIC Number: ED199176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Organizing and Conducting a County Social Studies Fair: A Guide for Coordinators [and] West Virginia Social Studies Fair: Judges' Handbook.
McCue, Lydia L.; Notter, Jane
This document contains a guide for coordinators and a brief handbook for judges. The coordinator's guide outlines nine steps for organizing and conducting a county social studies fair. Designed for elementary and secondary schools, the focus of the fair is student centered. Students choose topics of personal interest (usually a problem, issue, event, or individual), investigate the topic, and draw conclusions based on their investigations. The culmination of the project is a visual display of process and results. The guide provides information on selecting a date and publicizing guidelines, assessing the number of projects, assisting with school fairs, organizing the entry forms, selecting and preparing judges, preparing the physical setting, establishing the schedule, and presenting awards. Sample assessment forms, memoranda, judging guidelines, a map of the physical layout, and an award certificate are illustrated. The appendix includes a checklist, general guidelines for organizing the fair, and a sample judging form. The judges' handbook discusses rules that students must follow, project categories, how to judge the project, and procedures that judges should follow. It also presents tips and advice and a score card for judging. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Div. of Instructional Learning Systems.
Note: For a related document, see SO 013 276. Some pages may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in paper copy or microfiche due to small print type of original document.