Created By: Melissa Netznik, Lincoln Magnet School (Springfield, IL)
Grade Level: 8th
Content Area: American History
Database Integration: During this project, students wil use the TDC database as another resource during their research for their Illinois History Fair project. The exhibits related to Abraham Lincoln and Illinois history will be most useful for the student's research.
Activity that Meets this Standard
|Goal 16 (Eighth Grade U.S. History): Understand events, trends, individuals, and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States, and other nations.||The Illinois History
Fair is an annual statewide competition sponsored by the Illinois
Historic Preservation Agency. Students complete various history-related
projects pertaining to Illinois and submit those for judging.
Students conduct their research and share their findings in one of the following formats:
|Goal 5 (Eighth Grade Language Arts): Use the language arts to acquire, assess, and communicate ideas.||(same as above)|
Students will earn a grade in their American History class for their research and in Language Arts for the writing component of their project. Rubrics will be shared with students prior to beginning the projects. Outstanding projects will be submitted to the local history fair and may then advance to regional competition.