Volunteer Judges Needed for 2014 History Fair

31 Jan 2014 9:10 PM | Anonymous member

Each year, Chicago Metro History Fair students in grades 6-12 select a topic related to Chicago history, then dive deep into research to develop their own interpretation or argument which they then present for evaluation by community-minded judges. Through this research and evaluation process, students gain important historical and critical thinking skills that will carry them through high school and prepare them for college.
Protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. See more at www.nara.gov
Please consider volunteering as a History Fair judge this year. Many CAA members (and non-members) have volunteered in the past and found it to be a very rewarding experience. This is an excellent opportunity to support Chicago students and see the connections they make between Chicago history and the 2014 National History day theme, Rights and Responsibilities.

There are several evening and weekend judging opportunities in March and April. No prior experience is necessary. The Chicago Metro History Education Center provides orientation on the day of the event and pairs new judges with veteran judges.

Visit the CHMEC website to learn more or volunteer as a judge.

Top: Police and protesters in a park during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Bottom: Rennie Davis and Tom Hayden lead a protest march in Chicago, 28 August 1968. Davis and Hayden were two of the “Chicago Seven” charged with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other charges related to protests in Chicago on the occasion of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Images Courtesy of the National Archives at Chicago.

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