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Current History Fair Teachers

We’ve moved our library of up-to-date classroom and curricular resources to our new Teaching History Fair page.

If you are looking for a particular resource that used to be on this page, you can find it on our CMHF Resource Archive.

Why do History Fair?

History Fair is a powerful tool for both teachers and students.

Students develop high-level academic skills as they conduct research and synthesize sources to build their own arguments. They develop important civic reasoning skills as they critically evaluate sources and connect their study of the past with the world they see around them today. History Fair students build agency and confidence as they become subject-matter experts on their chosen topics and present their findings to the public.

History Fair teachers become part of a community of practice with other dedicated and knowledgeable History Fair teachers. They gain access to curricular materials, research resources, free virtual classroom visits by History Fair staff, and professional development opportunities.

Want to learn more but aren’t sure you’re ready to commit to participating? Click the button below to request a CMHF information packet!
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Ready to participate? Read on!

Registering to Participate

History Fair requires significant coordination from participating teachers and plenty of time for students. Participating schools should designate a contact History Fair teacher who will be responsible for interfacing between the school and CMHF.

Professional Development

The Chicago Metro History Fair provides professional development opportunities to support teachers offering historical inquiry projects. PDs most often take place in the summer and fall months.

Connecting with Us

  • Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to arrange for us to speak to your students.
  • Teachers can join our closed, teachers-only CMHF Facebook group to get the latest info first and connect with other History Fair teachers!


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