Must Haves, minimum requirements: (to be included in the Projects)

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Social Studies Fair

Who: Middle School 8th Grade Social Studies

Where: Casey Administration Building

When: Completed and turned in by April 10, 2014

Display and Judge – April 27 – May 1

Must Haves, minimum requirements: (to be included in the Projects)

Topic and Title

Person or Event presented

Summary of topic (to include 4 – 5 paragraphs)

Historical Significance (include relevance, how did the topic influence events during their time and future events)

4 Pictures Representing the Topic

Extra Items that can be included are, but not limited to:



Primary Source Analysis


Fun Facts

Music Lyrics from appropriate time period

Art from appropriate time period

Literature from appropriate time period
Judging Criteria (Rubric Will be Used)

  1. There will be a 1st 2nd 3rd place from each classroom

  2. From the 1st place from each class, there will be a 1st 2nd 3rd overall from each Campus

  3. All of the 1st place from each 8th grade teacher’s classes will be displayed at Casey. From these, there will be 7 honorable mentions, 3rd place overall, 2nd place overall, and a 1st place grand champion

8th grade Pre AP Social Studies, Possible Topics:

Any 1st 18 presidents

Supreme Court cases

Supreme Court Justices

Major Document

Any Component of: American Colonies

American Revolution


Manifest Destiny


Industrial Revolution

Civil War


8th Grade Social Studies, Possible Topics:

-Colonial Topics-

Jamestown, Virginia


Massachusetts Bay Colony



New York


Rhode Island

The Carolinas


Mayflower Compact

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

Virginia House of Burgesses

Religious reasons for colonization

1st Great Awakening

Economic reasons for colonization

Social Reasons for Colonization

Colonial Regions (Southern, Middle, New England)

Growth of Representative Government

Plantation System

Transatlantic slave Trade

French and Indian War

Proclamation of 1763

Treaty of Paris 1763

-American Revolution Topics-

Taxes that led to the Revolution

Quartering Act

“Taxation without Representation” (Patrick Henry)

Boston Massacre

Boston Tea Party

Declaration of Independence (Grievances, unalienable rights)

Lexington and Concord

1st or 2nd Continental Congress

Bunker Hill


Valley Forge

Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis


Treaty of Paris 1783

Abigail Adams

John Adams

Wentworth Cheswell

Samuel Adams

Mercy Otis Warren

James Armistead

Benjamin Franklin

Bernardo De Galvez

Crispux Attucks

King George III

Haym Solomon

Patrick Henry
Thomas Jefferson

Marquis De Lafayette

John Paul Jones

Thomas Paine

George Washington

Articles of Confederation

Shays Rebellion

Northwest Ordinance

Land Ordinance Act

-Government Topics-


Bill of Rights

Legislative Branch

Executive Branch

Judicial Branch

Magna Carta

English Bill of Rights

Federalist Papers

Anti-Federalist Papers

The Great compromise

3/5 Compromise

Proposing and Ratifying and Amendment

13th Amendment

14th Amendment

15th Amendment

7 Principles of Government

-Early Republic Topics - 1st 6 presidents and their policies-

George Washington

Neutrality Proclamation

Farewell Address

Alexander Hamilton

National Bank


Democratic Republicans

Whiskey Rebellion

Federal Judiciary Act of 1879

John Jay

John Adams

XYZ Affair

Alien Acts

Sedition Acts

Virginia Kentucky Resolutions

Thomas Jefferson

Lewis and Clark

Louisiana Purchase

Zebulon Pike

Marbury VS. Madison

Democratic Republicans

James Madison

War of 1812 (various topics from the war)

James Monroe

Compromise of 1820

Gobbons VS. Ogden

Monroe Doctrine

McCulloch VS. Maryland

Era of Good Feeling

Convention of 1818

John Q Adams

Corrupt Bargain

Election of 1824

Election of 1828

-Jacksonian Era Topics-

Andrew Jackson

Democrat Political Party

Nullification Crisis

2nd Bank of the United States

Indian Removal Act

Trail of Tears (during Van Buren’s Presidency)

Worcester VS. Georgia

Compromise Tariff

Henry Clay

Daniel Webster

John C. Calhoun

Martin Van Buren

William Henry Harrison

Whig Political Party

John Tyler

Pre-Emptive Act

James K. Polk

54⁰, 40⁰ or fight

Oregon Territory

Annexation of Texas

Oregon Trail

California Gold Rush


The Great Mormon Migration

Gadsden Purchase

Mexican American War

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Zachary Taylor

Winfield Scott

John C. Fremont

American Progress by John Gast

-Industrial Revolution Topics-

Cotton Gin and the rise of slavery

Factory System



Free Enterprise System

Interchangeable Parts




Transcontinental Railroad

Erie Canal

The Jungle Written by Upton Sinclair

-Reform Movement Topics-

Second Great Awakening

Horace Mann

Education Reform

Women Rights

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Susan B. Anthony

Sojourner Truth

Temperance Movement

Lyman Beecher

Social Reforms (care of the disabled, prison reform)

Dorthea Dix

Thomas Gallaudet

Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe


Uncle Toms’ Cabin Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe

John Brown

Frederick Douglas (The North Star)

William Lloyd Garrison (The Liberator)

Harriet Tubman

Underground Railroad


John James Audubon

Hudson River School Artists

Slave Spirituals

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Edgar Allen Poe

Henry David Thoreau

Emily Dickenson

Edgar Allen Poe

Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Concord Hymn (Shot Heard Round the World)

Mark Twain

-Civil War Topics-

James Buchanan

Dred Scott VS. Sanford

Lincoln Douglas Debates

Bleeding Kansas

Slavery’s effect of different sections of the United States

Tariff Policies


Kansas Nebraska Act

States’ Rights

Abraham Lincoln

Republican Party

William Carney

Ulysses S. Grant

Jefferson Davis

Stonewall Jackson

Robert E. Lee

Phillip Bazaar

John Wilkes Booth

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln’s 1st or 2nd Inaugural Address

Jefferson Davis Inaugural Address

Emancipation proclamation

Gettysburg Address

Advantages/ Disadvantages of North and South

Fort Sumter

Battle of Antietam

Clipper Ship

Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Vicksburg

Sherman’s March to the Sea

Lee’s Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

Suspension of Habeas Corpus

-Reconstruction Topics-

Andrew Johnson

Rutherford B. Hayes

Morrill Act

Dawes Act

Homestead Act

Freedman’s Bureau

Radical Republicans

Hiram Rhodes Revels

Black Codes

Jim Crow Law

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