Academic Showcase Projects Timelines

Nov 12th, 2014

We are proud to announce the first annual Middle School Academic Showcase. The Showcase will provide a forum for students to show their learning through projects centering on history and science. This year, all Annunciation middle school students will take part in our showcase:  6th graders will participate in History Day, all 7th graders will participate in Science Fair and 8th graders will have the opportunity to choose either History Day or Science Fair to showcase their academic talents in their area of interest.

In case you missed it, here is the Middle School Academic Showcase announcement.

Below are the timelines for History Day and for Science Fair.

History Day Timeline


11: Computer Lab Topic Research:  Begin choosing a topic:  Leadership and Legacy
25: Thesis Statement Due: The thesis statement is a sentence or two in your own words that contains the topic of your essay and tells the reader how the essay relates to the History Day topic.


1: Research Completed
8: Outline of research due
19: Depending on Project Choice

  • first draft of writing due
  • first 3 minutes of documentary due
  • or first draft of website writing due

19: Annotated Bibliography of sources due

  • Required:  at least 3 primary sources and 3 secondary sources
    • Primary Source Examples:  Declaration of Independence, Speeches
    • Secondary Source Examples:  books, articles, interviews, textbooks from someone not present at the event

12: Project Complete
12-14: Work on presentations
15: Presentations and school judging

Science Fair Timeline


13: Purpose Question and Hypothesis Due
12-20: Research for project to be completed: 5 Sources **2 must be book or magazine**
17: Materials and Procedure/Methods Due
24: Research Paper Due **8th GRADE ONLY**


1: Experiment should be complete
8: Bibliography Due
12: Conclusion Due
16: Abstract Due
18: Table of Contents Due


13: Board Due