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History Fair

The Suburban Times continues its support of future journalists by publishing four of articles from the soon-to-be-published issue of the Hook, the Pioneer Middle School’s newspaper.

By Marq Buastita and Jorginho Souza

The History Fair is a project for 8th graders so that students can demonstrate historical knowledge of people, events and places in the United States from 1620 to 1900. This year the first annual history fair took place from 4:30-7:00 pm on May 15th throughout Pioneer Middle School. The History Fair participants developed life skills in research writing, data analysis and performance.

In preparation for this event students asked historical questions about a particular person, place or event and located sources to create an exhibit, plan a performance or give a speech that revealed what they learned.

“It’s a lot like Night of the Notables and Night of the Museum but at an 8th grade level,” said Mr. Beaulieu, 8th grade social studies teacher and organizer of the History Fair. He, along with Ms. Daniels, 8th grade social studies teacher, were responsible for the event. “It’s more than a project, it’s an experience, Mr. Beaulieu added. This project was a great success and all of the 8th grade students should be congratulated for their efforts. Just think what next year’s eighth graders will do.

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