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"Exhibiting History" offers a classroom or individual learning tool
"Exhibiting History" is a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation produced by CMHEC which may be used in the classroom with an LCD projector or by individuals on computers. In the presentation we encourage students to think of their exhibit as a "mini-museum" where superior research and interpretation go hand-in-hand with effective and imaginative design. The presentation offers a "labels approach" to the exhibit text that is different than the older captions approach. It communicates the thesis and central points of the interpretation so that resembles a museum exhibit and presents a less disjointed narrative.
Exhibiting History Presentation
This presentation has simple production values – no video, animation, or narration. It is composed of text and pictures on a white background so that the file is small enough to download or use as a printed copy with students.
If your browser does not support the viewing of the PowerPoint file (the file extension is .ppt), you can download and install Microsoft's PowerPoint Viewer 2007.
If you would prefer, you can purchase a copy of the Exhibiting History CD from CMHEC for $10 (includes shipping and handling). Make check payable to the Chicago Metro History Education Center.
History Fair Rules and Guidelines
STUDENT-CENTERED EXHIBITS GUIDE
Or click here for a complete list of Exhibit Rules and Guidelines
National History Day
"HELP! For National History Day Exhibit Projects"
Writing Effective Labels
Purchase Blank Exhibit Boards from the Minnesota History Day
Use an Exhibit Storyboard to Plan Your Presentation
You’ve done the research, developed the thesis and argument, found your evidence now you are thinking about the exhibit! If you haven’t viewed the “Exhibiting History” PowerPoint, take 15 minutes to do so, then use this storyboard to ensure you have the sources you need for each section of your exhibit.
Instructions: Click anywhere in the center of the slideshow featured below to advance to the next slide. To go back one slide, click anywhere in the area of the left side of the slideshow. The presentation is about 58 slides long. (Requires Adobe Flash Player)