Meeting- US History Fair/ Historic Guest Speakers
Date – Time
November 8, 2018
– 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Arrowbrook Baptist Church
1124 Upper Bellbrook Road
Xenia, OH 45385 US
The History Fair
Students can work individually or in teams up to 4 to research a person or event that helped shape American History. They will share their knowledge with each other.
Project formats include:
- Write a paper
- Draw a picture
- Create a video or website
- Design an exhibit
- Put-together a short performance.
Some basic guidelines for projects:
In selecting the topic for your project, please keep in mind that we are a Christian organization. We ask that you try to use this as an opportunity to search for G-d's presence in our nation's history. We serve a general audience and we ask that you don't include anything in your project that would be inappropriate for sharing in church (If you're not sure, ask your pastor). Also, please refrain from bringing items that are potentially dangerous in any way- such as weapons, firearms, etc. Beyond that, you are welcome to use your creativitiy to present your topic.
Here is a great resource for students who would like to use this as an opportunity for a very nice portfolio piece:
National History Day Guidelines
Here are a few topic suggestions to get your ideas going. Try to include primary & secondary research:
- Research your family's early roots in America
- Early explorers
- Presidents or Military Leaders
- The Industrial Revolution in America
- American inventors and their inventions
- Significant American documents: The Mayflower Compact, The Declaration of Independence, etc.
- Significant political speeches (Profiles in Courage is a great starting point)
About Our Keynote Speakers at the Meeting
Keynote speakers Rebecca and Michael Cooper will present in costume. Learn about the story behind our National Anthem and American Riflemen during the war of 1812, as well as historic dress and home life in colonial America.
6:45 participants arrive and set-up their projects in the Fellowship Hall
7:00- Opening prayer & announcements in Sanctuary
7:10- 7:30 Participants must remain with their projects, as they present their projects to attendees
7:30- 7:40 Students interview each other and cast their vote for student choice awards (lightly based on grade level)
7:45- 8:45 Historic guest speakers Michael and Rebecca Cooper present in costume
8:45- 8:50 Student choice awards are announced and prizes awarded
8:50- 9:00 Clean-up
All of PEACH's meetings are free and open to the public. Please share and invite your friends!