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Metro Chicago History Fair

April 3, 2018


Congratulations to our students who qualified for the Chicago Metro History Fair! This inquiry based project challenges students to become historians. Students can choose different ways to represent their work, i.e. documentary, display board, paper, websites. The students selected topics that tied to this year’s theme, Conflict and Compromise, and were of interest to them. Please see below for the students/project names that are advancing to the Chicago Metro History Fair.

  • Hudson W. (Controversial Art in Chicago)

  • Ray (Drill Music on Chicago Violence)

  • Lauren, Joseph (Harold Washington)

  • Jasmine, Sam, Bernadette (The Fight for A Choice)


  • Isa, Olivia (Handcuffs, Mosquitoes, and 106∘ Fevers: Unethical Human Experimentation at the Stateville Penitentiary) QUALIFIED FOR STATE!

  • Hollis (Deborah’s Place: From Homeless to Housed)

  • Frank (The Conflict and Compromise over the Reversal of the Chicago River) QUALIFIED FOR STATE!

  • Molly, Nina, Sanjana (Swamii Vivekananda at the Parliament of the World’s Religions of 1893)


  • Maha (Florence Kelley: Mending Women’s Rights and Ending Child Labor)

  • Nia (Plantations to Prisons)

  • Bridget (Frances E. Willard’s Impact on Women’s Rights) QUALIFIED FOR STATE!

  • Mora (The Wobblies: Denouncing the Failed Rebels of America’s Revolutionary Heritage)


  • Naomi-Erin (Rising Above the Circumstances: Gangs in the United States)

  • Jaiden (The Reversal of the Chicago River: Was it a Viable Decision?) QUALIFIED FOR STATE!

  • Samee (Chicago’s Sanctuary Movement: The Compromise between Humanity and Law) QUALIFIED FOR STATE!

  • Nathan (Attention Workingmen!!!: Chicago’s Impact on the Labor Movement) QUALIFIED FOR STATE!