Summary Statement Forms
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Download the Word version to your own computer and then write and edit in the form (recommended). Exhibit, documentary, and performance students should bring THREE copies of the Summary Statement along with the Annotated Bibliography to the contests. History Fair judges will keep one set.

Website students must post the Summary Statement on the site along with the Annotated Bibliography. Paper students should place after the cover sheet.

Download the 2017 Summary Statement (Word)
or view as a Google Doc (Select “File”→"Make a Copy" to save to your own Drive, or “File”→"Download As" to save to your device).

The Summary Statement is required for all project categories, along with the annotated bibliography.

Students advancing to the Illinois History Expo may use the same form.

Put your best foot forward by producing a superior Summary Statement Form. Take a look at our samples.

Students selected to advance to the National History Day contest will be required to rewrite their Summary Statement Form as a "process paper."

Summary Statement & Annotated Bibliography Check-list

Sample Summary Statement Forms PDF Print E-mail

The Summary Statement Form is the History Fair judges' first look at the student project. The judges see the thesis, main ideas, and student explanation about how the theme is integrated into the project. The other questions allow the judges to see the student historian at work. In the sample below, note how high school student Carl Arkebauer demonstrates his deep thinking about his thesis and the theme.

Download this year's Summary Statement.


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