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Woods School Social Studies Fair
Woods School Social Studies Fair
Mrs. Wittliff
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dear Parents, 

This week your child will be sent home with guidelines regarding the All-School Social Studies Fair which will take place on Thursday, February 20. The directions contain all of the instructions for how the social studies fair project is to be created and contains specific benchmark dates and instructions to help prepare your child for this educational event. This is an exciting time for all of the students as they prepare to share their knowledge of the world with others. Each project is designed to... 

  • encourage students to conduct creative research and discover ways to broaden and deepen knowledge of an area within the social sciences.

  • provide opportunities for students to communicate his/her knowledge.

  • arouse public interest in and appreciation for the broad area of content in social studies.

  • develop an appreciation and understanding among the public for the talent, skill and ability of youth.

  • reinforce several of the social studies content standards in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, or Sociology.


Parent involvement and support is imperative for success of this project. All students in grades 6-8 are required to complete a project and are encouraged to work independently, but will need continued encouragement and progress checks to ensure the project is completed on time. Some work time will be devoted to the completion of the research and written portion of the project each Thursday or Friday until the fair occurs. TriFold display boards (minimum size 28” x 40”) should be used for display purposes and can be purchased at various retailers such as Walmart, Target, Michaels and online from Amazon. If you have trouble finding or purchasing a TriFold display board or if you have any additional questions regarding the project after thoroughly reading through the packet with your child, please contact Mrs. W. Students should be prepared with a first, second, and third choice to avoid repeat topics for the fair. 

Thank you for your support! 

Mrs. Wittliff

Content focused on per grade level:

Pre-K and K:    Our Community (Lake Geneva/Walworth County)

1st and 2nd:   Country of Choice 

3rd and 4th:   Pick a State OR Pick a County in Wisconsin

5th and 6th:   World Cultures: people, places, things, OR Country of Choice

7th and 8th:   United States History: people, places, or icons including pop culture


Week 1 – January 20 – 26

__Pick a topic to investigate

__Begin designing/gathering display components and visual aids 

__Begin researching and citing sources

Week 2 – January  27 – February 2

__Continue to design/gather visual aids and artifacts

__Complete research

__Conduct interviews (if applicable)

Week 3 – February 3 – 9

__ Continue collecting items for display

Week 4– February 10 – 16

__ Finish gathering items for display

__ Complete lettering for display and assemble presentation board

__ Prepare oral report

Week 5 – February 17 – 23

__ Set up display and practice oral report


Click here to access the Woods School Social Studies Fair packet.