8th annual LAT Fair
On Thursday April 13th, 2017 The Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School held the 8th annual Liberal Arts and Tunnel Fair. The students worked hard to create boards showing their knowledge on significant individuals in history.
The LAT fair was started at Syracuse Academy of Science in December of 2009. The goal of the fair was have students in the liberal arts display and present projects associated with an annual theme. Since this is a liberal arts fair the teachers from the Social Studies, English, and Art and Music departments collaborate with each other and students to show off their many talents. Each fair has a theme and within that theme students work with their teachers to create projects of many different subjects within the theme to display and present. Themes from the past include turning points, the theme of the 2017 fair significant individual contributions in history.
Preparation for the fair is a multifaceted task that takes many months to prepare for. Once the theme for the fair is decided upon the student will work with teachers on researching their selected topic under the banner of the theme. Teachers will then take a great deal of time and look through the student’s initial research and choose the very best ones to transfer their information to a display board. Once those students are chosen to present and display their projects teachers work one on one with each student helping them to gain a greater understanding of their project and the best way to present it. After weeks of research, project board displays and practicing presenting, the students set their projects up in the Gym of the school and present to judges from the community.
Project categories included the following: Significant individuals in Global History, Significant individuals in U.S History, Turning points in Global History, Turning points in U.S. History, Exploration, Encounter and Exchange of the Global and new worlds. In addition students will also presented projects about concerns in the community and their solutions to solve them.