I judged the Social Studies Fair today for the school where I volunteer. FIRST remember this is an "At Risk School". The fact that there were almost 1/2 of the 4th Graders that entered is SOMETHING. Of course they have to do either a Science Fair or Social Studies Fair project. We judged the Science fair before the holidays.
The projects were GREAT! The top three that we picked were--
"Environmental Effects of The Gold Rush"
"Depression in Children"
"History of Basketball"
SO impressive! The projects included a Project Board showing facts about the project, a report including bibliography, and a "craft" or art piece representing the project.
One of the most impressive crafts was a scale size "Community" including business, homes, etc. WOW! The History of basketball had a scale sized basketball court including bleachers. These children are SO wonderful!