Welcome to the Middle School Social Studies Fair of 2020!


Our overarching theme this year was communities! Communities come in many sizes, and we all belong to multiple communities. For that reason, each grade used the skills they learned in their Social Studies and ELA classes to present their best academic work in line with our theme. 


Please read below to see what each grade did, and follow the button to that grade's specific page. 

7th Grade 


Project: Argumentative Paper and Debate


Social Studies Curriculum for the 7th grade includes the study of early American history. This was a time of changing attitudes and revolutionary thought. The 7th grade learned about the components of an argument, and rhetorical appeals used to persuade. Students were divided into debate teams, researched a topic, and wrote an argumentative paper. 


For the presentation component of our fair, students teams debated each other in a formal, timed debate.


To determine the winner, we scored each student at each phase of the project: Research, Writing, and Presentation. 

6th Grade 


Project: Research Paper and Presentation


Social Studies Curriculum for the 6th grade includes the study of the ancient world. Students chose an ancient community to research. They learned how to use multiple sources, in print and on line. The students also wrote notes, outlined, and drafted a research report on their chosen community. 


For the presentation component of our fair, students built a google slides show, and practiced an informative presentation teaching about their chosen community. 


To determine the winner, we scored each student at each phase of the project: Research, Writing, and Presentation. 

8th Grade 


Project: Informative or Persuasive Speech


Social Studies Curriculum for the 8th grade includes the study of American History from the Civil War to the Present. As United States found its place in the world, many great leaders and thinkers provided the 8th graders with examples of great speeches. Students researched a topic meaningful to them, and wrote a wonderful speech. 


For the presentation component of our fair, students built a google slides show, and performed their speech in front of the class. 


To determine the winner, we scored each student at each phase of the project: Research, Writing, and Presentation. 

Middle School Social Studies Fair