When I first mentioned "History Fair" to my kids, DD11 began right away with what she would do on the Underground Railroad. DD10 completed a project on the History of Ballet and DS4 did a project on Army Guys.
For DS4, all I really wanted to do was keep him busy one morning. I gave him a Military History magazine and told him to cut out all the army guys he could find. So he did and wanted to glue them on a backboard (like his sisters). Thus his project for the History Fair was born.
I planned and organized the event and right now am totally tired, but it was worth it. Here is the list of projects:
- Renaissance Medicine
- Colonial America
- George Washington
- The Oregon Trail
- The Chisolm Trail
- The Underground Railroad
- Abraham Lincoln
- Civil War
- History of Recorded Music
- History of Ballet
- Army Guys
I think this list is pretty impressive for our first year!
Each project had a sheet where visitors could sign their name and write a comment. That part was a lot of fun for the kids to see how many signatures they could get. Members of our homeschool group donated baked goods and hot dogs for a bake sale. Each child who participated got a coupon for a free hot dog, bag of chips, drink and dessert. They loved it. The bake sale didn't earn a lot of money, we probably broke even, but again, that was worth it. Each child will also receive a certificate of participation (I forgot to bring them along with me) over the next week or so.
DD10 and her History of Ballet display. What else would this child do?
DS4 sharing his Army Guy display with the girls who come to babysit him. (He adores them!)
Although I didn't get pictures of everyone, here are some that I did get.
The Oregon Trail
The Chisolm Trail
The History of Recorded Music
Civil War - How to load a weapon
Civil War - Flag Signals
Civil War - Bandaging with a corn husk demonstration
A dad taking a closer look.