This program is a wide-ranging video guide to preparing and presenting social studies projects, including displays, group projects, performances, and media presentations. Highlighted by on-location interviews with students (grades 6-12) and judges at Social Studies Fairs and National History Day contests, the program focuses on how social studies projects help students develop important research, writing, and communication skills. There’s also plenty of helpful advice on choosing a topic, following the rules, gathering and organizing data, researching primary and secondary sources, writing a report, constructing a display, and preparing an oral presentation. This unique resource can be used to help students prepare for their first projects, or with more advanced students to promote a better understanding of the process of designing and carrying out successful social studies projects.
A Cambridge Educational Production.
One 22-minute video.