Created in consultation with History Fair teachers, the pre-assessment allows the teacher to assess students' historical thinking skills before the programs gets underway. Teachers can see what students know about doing research, identifying a thesis, analyzing a photograph, and finding the main idea. The pre-assessment (which can also do double-duty as a "post') makes a worthy peer-reviewing activity as well.
Thinking Like a Historian
The History Fair provides a chance for you to be a historian and study a topic that interests you. Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability—your responses will help us know where you start at the beginning of your research journey, and to see how your skills develop as you make history.
Continue reading the Preassessment PDF document here.