Find Your Topic
Choosing a history fair topic that you are passionate about is an important foundation for a successful project. Take this survey to narrow your interests. Explore our History Fair bibliographies and find something that makes you curious to know more. Use the topic selection tools to further your search:
Do Your Research
History fair strengthens your research skills as you seek out historical sources. Learn more about how to find and use primary and secondary sources that are crucial to the process. Seek out libraries and archives to help you in your search. Use our resources to help you keep track of your sources, avoid plagiarism, and create a great annotated bibliography.
Analyze and Argue
Now it is time to make sense of the evidence you gathered. Spend time analyzing your sources and discovering how they might answer your historical question. Your thesis statement is the answer you are trying to prove. Consider how the evidence relates to other sources and how you might use them to develop an argument.
History fair allows you to choose the way you present your findings to the world through five project categories. Click through to review the rules for the different types of projects: Documentary, Exhibit, Research Paper, Performance, and Website.