These social studies fair ideas offer endless opportunity for great projects. Because social studies is such a vast subject, there is a topic out there to interest every child. Preparing a project for a fair is more than just doing a research project; your child can really explore a subject of his interest in depth, and create a presentation to share his interest. Check out the following list of social studies fair ideas. One of these topics is sure to inspire your child.
Choose a topic of interest from the headlines of today, whether it's the economy, an upcoming election or the latest supreme court decision. Use the headlines as a jumping off point to investigate how different areas of government work. A social studies education is often as close as your newspaper.
When you're teaching elementary social studies, it's easy to illustrate class work with local, real-world examples by going on field trips.
Social studies for kids can be a dull exercise in memorizing names and dates. Adding a few educational social studies games to the curriculum breaks up that routine and gets kids excited about what they're learning.