Purpose of Social Studies Fairs
Annual local, regional and state Social Studies fairs present exhibitions of projects prepared by elementary, middle/junior high and high school social studies students. Each presentation is designed to show application of a basic principle or generalization or to show research in a study of people in their relation to physical environments.
- To give social studies students an opportunity to interpret the multi-cultural, social, political, and economic forces of our time.
- To recognize and reward outstanding scholarship and achievement by social studies students.
- To provide students and teachers with an opportunity to examine and to learn the ideas and principles of American democracy and the spirit of patriotism as taught in social studies.
- To provide students and teachers an opportunity to relate their daily lives to the ideas and principles taught in social studies.
- To give students and teachers an opportunity to compare and show what others are doing in social studies throughout the state.
- To encourage students and teachers to exchange techniques and ideas that have been successful in their classrooms.
- To encourage students to conduct creative research and discover ways in which they can contribute to the development of society.
- To lead students to draw heavily on all areas as a means of broadening and deepening social concepts.
- To arouse public interest in and appreciation for the broad area of content in social studies.
- To develop an appreciation and understanding among the public for the talent, skill and ability of youth.
- To encourage parents to become more actively and appropriately involved in the education of their children.
- To reinforce the Social Studies Content Standards (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Louisiana History, Political Science, or Sociology).