Our homeschool group tries to have at least one fair each month. We give the fair a theme, but are somewhat open to how it is interpreted by the children. They can do any project they want, or no project at all. They can give an oral presentation along with it, or they can just put their project on the table for display. We try to have these fairs at park day where it makes it more convenient for the members who live farther away to make the trip.
This past week, we had an Explorer Fair. Jack chose to do his presentation on Teddy Roosevelt. To prepare we read a couple of short biographies and also watched a documentary about Teddy;s younger years.
For his presentation, Jack first showed a teddy bear and explained the story behind the naming of the teddy bear. Then he gave an oral presentation about Teddy and some of his adventures, including his camping trip with John Muir in Yosemite. Then he read the quote often referred to as The Man in the Arena.
Other fairs we have had in the past include: biography, wonder of the world, literature, science, math, geography, history, and Christmas traditions around the world.
Two other children gave presentations on Neil Armstrong and Eric the Red.