Summary Statement Forms
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The Summary Statement is required for all project categories, along with the annotated bibliography.  It has been updated to reflect NEW rules for 2015.

Chicago Metro History Fair 2015 Summary Statement Form

Download the Word version to your own computer and then write and edit in the form (recommended).  Or download and print the PDF then type or print very neatly.  Bring TWO copies of the Summary Statement along with the Annotated Bibliography to the contests--History Fair judges will keep one set.

2015 Summary Statement (PDF)
2015 Summary Statement (Word)

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


Illinois History Expo Summary Statement Form - (students may submit Chicago Metro version)

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

 
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 to 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 the thesis and theme.

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