display your creations at the
Family Heritage Expo!
"Using ordinary activities
to achieve extraordinary results!"
What is the Family Heritage Expo™?
The Family Heritage Expo is an exhibition of Christian homeschool student projects and presentations.
It is an opportunity for homeschoolers to share their family’s creations, non-homeschoolers to see how homeschooling works, and public officials to access realistic and positive information demonstrating what good homeschooling is all about.
Come join us and be a part of encouraging others to see what God has done in your home!
Purpose and Goals
A verse in Hebrews describes our purpose for the Expo; "Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." Heb. 10:24.
What better way than through a competition?
Our goal is that as your family works together to prepare something for the Expo, you will take every opportunity to transform needs into projects and turn frustrations into creations, for the glory of God.
This year's Expo will be held on Saturday May 1, 2021, from 10am to 4pm.
Don't delay--start planning your projects early so they are ready in time for Expo!
This year's Expo will be held at the WCFS office here in Sabillasville, MD.
Anyone may attend the Family Heritage Expo!
Parents, grandparents, children - all are invited to come!
If you know of anyone considering homeschooling, bring them along!
Fliers are available if you would like to invite others to attend this event.
There are no fees to participate in or attend the Expo.
- Entry Forms are due on April 19. Expo is the 1st Saturday of May.
- Bring your project to Expo by 11am on May 1, or drop it off at the office between April 28-30.
- The students must submit a God-honoring testimony along with each project. (See handbook page 14, for how to write a testimony.) Lack of a testimony will automatically disqualify them for a blue ribbon.
- We accept only one entry per student, per class, in a department. For instance, you may only submit one homemade cabinet to Class 3: Wood Crafts, of Department 5: Arts/Crafts, but you may submit a second cabinet to a different class of Department 5, say Class 4: Handcraft Display.
- All projects must be the original work of the exhibitor from the current school year. No exhibits from previous years will be considered for awards.
- Projects must be removed after 4pm on Saturday. Projects left at the Expo will be discarded on site.
Filling Out Your Expo Project Entry Form:
- Fill out the “DEPT” and “CLASS” boxes with the correct number.
- In the Project Name box, use the Academic Subject that your project is related to in the name. Subjects are listed at the bottom of each Department list.
- Write a Project Description, use a subject from the list at the bottom of that Department in the description.
- Specify Table/Floor, Space Needed; write: Display, Presentation, or Paper. State any needs you have.
- Note: Only one entry per class in a department.
- Pay any fees due; total them and enclose a check.
Project Display Guidelines' :
Plan your exhibit so that it clearly tells its story.
Be sure to include a project testimony. (See handbook page 14.)
Keep titles short.
Include purpose of your research and how you accomplished the purpose.
Show sample of equipment used – it’s not necessary to show it all.
List the results of experiments, observations, etc.
Experiment summary (abstract) should be displayed.
Display detailed record of your work: journal, logbook.
Your research paper on the topic should be displayed.
Photos, diagrams, charts and visuals help tell the story.
Include your conclusions and evaluation of your work.
*Copyright© 1990 by A Beka Book, A Science Project, reprinted with permission.
Judging and Awards
Judging will begin after 2pm. Award presentations will occur after 4:00 pm.
Each project will receive a ribbon.
Blue-ribbon projects will be eligible to compete for Department Champion.
Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
Project is on time (registration form must be signed).
Project is current (has work from this school year).
Project has a testimony telling what was learned.
Project is attractive for student’s age level.
Honors Christian values (not anti-Christian in theme).
Project has a clear title.
Project shows purpose (why the project was done).
Project shows a process (how the project was done).
Project shows conclusion (what it accomplished).
Project Departments and Classes
The Expo encourages families to develop projects in three academic disciplines: Humanities, Applied Sciences and S.T.E.M. Sciences.
These disciplines are subdivided into twelve Departments that are age appropriate.
Each Department consists of multiple classes of projects
See the Expo Handbook, pages 5-8 for a detailed explanation of each department, and the classes within them.
Department and Class Divisions:
Fill out the registration form using the numbers of the departments and classes listed below.
Departments 1-6: Humanities
Department 1: Linguistics
Class 1. Linguistic* Portfolio
Class 2. Linguistic* Research
Class 3. Linguistic* Display
Class 4. Linguistic* Demonstration
Class 5. Linguistic* Practicum
Class 6. Linguistic* Other (Specify)
*SPECIFY SUBJECT: Grammar, English Literature, English Composition, English Poetry, Speech, Foreign Language or Sign Language
Department 2: Human Relations
Class 1. Human Relations* Portfolio
Class 2. Human Relations* Research
Class 3. Human Relations* Project Display
Class 4. Human Relations* Demonstration
Class 5. Human Relations* Practicum
Class 6. Human Relations* Other (Specify)
*SPECIFY SUBJECT: History, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Philosophy, Religion, Bible & History or Culture.
Department 3: Fine Arts
Class 1. Fine Arts* Portfolio
Class 2. Fine Arts* Research
Class 3. Fine Arts* Display
Class 4. Fine Arts* Demonstration
Class 5. Fine Arts* Practicum
Class 6. Fine Arts* Other (Specify)
*SPECIFY SUBJECT: Acting, Fine Arts, Music, etc.
Department 4: Photography Displays
Class 1. Photography Portfolio
Class 2. Photography Scenery
Class 3. Photography Still Life
Class 4. Photography Action
Class 5. Photography People
Class 6. Photography Black/White
Class 7. Photography Other (Specify)
Department 5: Arts/Crafts Displays
Class 1. Art Portfolio
Class 2. Draw/Paint Display
Class 3. Wood Craft Display
Class 4. Handcraft Display
Class 5. Sewing Craft Display
Class 6. Arts/Crafts Practicum
Class 7. Other (Specify)
Department 6: Humanities “Other"
Class 1. OTHER* Portfolio
Class 2. OTHER* Research
Class 3. OTHER Display
Class 4. OTHER Demonstration
Class 5. OTHER Practicum
Class 6. OTHER (Specify)
*SPECIFY the name and nature of “other”.
Departments 7-10: Applied Sciences
Department 7: Health & Physical Education
Class 1. Health or Physical Education* Portfolio
Class 2. Health or Physical Education* Research
Class 3. Health or Physical Education* Project Display
Class 4. Health or Physical Education* Demonstration
Class 5. Health or Physical Education* Practicum
Class 6. Health or Physical Education* Other (Specify)
*SPECIFY SUBJECT: Health or Physical Education
Department 8: Home Industry
Class 1. Home Industry* Portfolio
Class 2. Home Industry* Research
Class 3. Home Industry* Project Display
Class 4. Home Industry* Demonstration
Class 5. Home Industry* Practicum
Class 6. Home Industry* Other (Specify)
*SPECIFY SUBJECT: Homemaking, Food Preparation, Home Decor, Hospitality, Child Care, Sewing, Needlework, Horticulture, Canine Kennel, Christian Service, Work Study, Internship, or Apprenticeship in any viable life-skills for future careers and life calling that can easily be done from the home.
Department 9: Small Business (or Trades)
Class 1. Small Business (or Trades)* Portfolio
Class 2. Small Business (or Trades)* Research
Class 3. Small Business (or Trades)* Project Display
Class 4. Small Business (or Trades)* Demonstration
Class 7. Small Business (or Trades)* Practicum
Class 6. Small Business (or Trades)* Other (Specify)
*SPECIFY SUBJECT: Computer, Building Trades, Auto Mechanics, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts,Your Business.
Department 10: Agri-Science
Class 1. Agri-Science* Portfolio
Class 2. Agri-Science* Research
Class 3. Agri-Science* Project Display
Class 4. Agri-Science* Demonstration
Class 5. Agri-Science* Practicum
Class 6. Agri-Science* Other (Specify)
*SPECIFY TYPE: Agriculture, Animal husbandry, Horticulture, Gardening, Landscaping, Lawn care etc.
Departments 11-12: S.T.E.M. Sciences
Department 11: S.T.E.M.
Class 1. S.T.E.M.* Portfolio
Class 2. S.T.E.M.* Research
Class 3. S.T.E.M.* Display
Class 4. S.T.E.M.* Demonstration
Class 5. S.T.E.M.* Practicum
Class 6. S.T.E.M.* Other (Specify)
*Specify a particular S.T.E.M. course: Physical and Life sciences and Math. The standard courses are General Science, Origins, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Geology, Astronomy, Climatology, Oceanography, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus Accounting and Business Math.
Department 12: Sciences “Other
Class 1. OTHER* Portfolio
Class 2. OTHER* Research
Class 3. OTHER* Display
Class 4. OTHER* Presentation
Class 5. OTHER* Practicum
Class 6. OTHER* OTHER (Specify)
*SPECIFY the name and nature of “other”.
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Elementary Level (7-10)
Junior High Level (11-13)
High School Level (14-19)
Family Level (all ages)