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Fifth Grade Social Studies Fair 2018

Please click on this link to download the research paper template.  Follow the instructions that are typed in red.  Then, delete everything that is typed in red once all the instructions have been followed. 
After the entire research paper is completed,
  • press "CTRL + A" to select all,  
  • change the font to 12 or 14, 
  • change the font color to black, and
  • change the font style to Arial or Times New Roman.


 Elements of a Backboard


Each backboard must have:

=         a title of the project (either the title must be in the form of a question or an additional  part must be added          somewhere to the backboard which clearly states the question researched).

=         a purpose of the project.

=         a statement of the methodology used for researching or investigating the topic.

=         visuals to illustrate the topic (pictures, charts, graphs, maps, etc).

=         the conclusion to the question researched (this may be taken directly from the conclusion in the

              body of the student's research paper).


Links to backboard examples:


 Social Studies Fair Rubric




1. Is my research question appropriately stated?


2. Is my written report clear, concise, and grammatically correct?


3. Are all my words spelled correctly?


4. Does my written report include:


    a. Title page


    b. Verification page (Include only if someone other than you typed your paper.)


    c. Purpose page


    d. Methodology page


    e. Research


    f. Conclusion page


    g. Bibliography


    h. Credit page (Optional- this page can be used to give recognition to someone

        was especially helpful to you)


5. Is my exhibit durable and easily movable?


6. Is my exhibit appropriate for the particular discipline for which I prepared it?


7. Does my backboard include:


    a. A clear statement of the question researched


    b. Purpose


    c. Methodology


    d. Evidence of my research


    e. Conclusion


8. Is my name and other required information included on both my research paper

    and my display?


9. Have I set up my completed project and done a final examination of my entire   



10. Is my exhibit attractive and appealing?


11. Have I secured audio/visual equipment and extension cords if needed?


12. Have I created an Abstract Card for my interview?



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