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Chicago Metro History Fair 2016 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.  Exhibits, documentaries, performances students should bring TWO or 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.

new2016 Summary Statement (PDF)
2016 Summary Statement (Word)
2016 Summary Statement (Google Docs version)
NOTE ABOUT GOOGLE DOC SUMMARY STATEMENT ↑: This is a "View Only" document. Under "File," select "Make a Copy" to save to your own Drive or "Download As" to save to your computer or device.

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

Students advancing to the Illinois History Fair 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."

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.

Download this year's Summary Statement.


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