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Come and display your creations at the
Family Heritage Expo!

"Using ordinary activities to achieve extraordinary results!"

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Use the Entry Form to register your projects.

Be sure to download the Entry Form before you fill it out. 

Consult the Expo Handbook for guidelines on how to correctly register and display projects.

Use the buttons below to navigate this page by jumping straight to the information you're looking for. 

Information about registering and displaying projects can also be found in the Handbook above.

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Expo Details

Date:

This year's Expo will be held on Saturday May 6, 2023, from 10am to 4pm.

Don't delay--start planning your projects early so they are ready in time for Expo! 

Location:

The Expo will be held at the WCFS campus here in Sabillasville, MD. 

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Eligibility:

Anyone may attend the 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. 

Admission Cost:

There are no fees to participate in or attend the Expo.

Expo Details
Purpose and Goals

What is the Family Heritage Expo™?

The Family Heritage Expo is an exhibition of Christian homeschool student projects and presentations, which

encourages students to challenge their abilities and training in music, arts, crafts, science and all academic areas.

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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!

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?

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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. 

Participation Requirements

 

Entry Forms are due on April 21. Expo is the 1st Saturday of May.

Bring your project to Expo by 12pm on May 6, or drop it off at the office between May 4-5.

- The students must submit a God-honoring testimony along with each project. (See handbook page 8, 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 subject, in a department. For instance, you may only submit one homemade cabinet under 'Woodworking', Department 5: Crafts, but you may submit a second cabinet under a  different subject of Department 5, say, 'Painting'.

- 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.

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Participatin Requirements
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Project Display Guidelines:

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 - 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.

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Display Guidelines

Judging Criteria​

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).

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.

Judging and Awards
Departmets and Classes

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 5-6 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 1-4:  Humanities

The term "Humanities" does not refer to one particular subject. Common courses include the study of the following: Linguistics, Grammar, English Literature, English Composition, English Poetry, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Religion, History, Culture, Philosophy, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, and Music. Humanities subjects relate to how a civil society governs itself.

Department 1: Linguistics

SPECIFY SUBJECT: Grammar, English Literature, English Composition, English Poetry, Speech, Foreign Language or Sign Language     

            

Department 2: Human Relations   

SPECIFY SUBJECT: History, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Philosophy, Religion, Bible & History or Culture.    

 

Department 3: Fine Arts - created to be aesthetically pleasing

SPECIFY SUBJECT: Acting, Music, Photography, Videography, Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, etc.

                  

Department 4: Crafts - designed for functional purposes

SPECIFY SUBJECT: Wood, Sewing, Weaving, Ceramics, etc.

Applied Sciences, Departments 5-8

The term “Applied Sciences” refers to many different hands-on subjects. It means the study of what are generally called Career and Technology. The common courses are Christian Service, Work Study,  Internship, Apprenticeship, Health, Physical Education, Homemaking, Agri-science, Landscaping, Horticulture, Computer, Building Trades, Auto Mechanics, Cosmetology, Small Business, Culinary Arts, and the like. Applied Science subjects relate to how a civil society provides for itself.

Department 5: Health & Physical Education   

SPECIFY SUBJECT: Health or Physical Education

Department 6: Home Industry   

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 7: Small Business (or Trades)

SPECIFY SUBJECT: Computer, Building Trades, Auto Mechanics, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Your Business.

Department 8: Agri-Science   

SPECIFY TYPE: Agriculture, Animal husbandry, Horticulture, Gardening, Landscaping, Lawn Care, etc.           

S.T.E.M. Sciences, Department 9

The term “S.T.E.M.” refers to many different subjects. It means the study of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. The standard courses are General Science, Origins, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Geology, Astronomy, Climatology, Oceanography, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Accounting and Business Math. S.T.E.M. subjects relate to how a civil society advances itself.

Department 11: S.T.E.M.         

SPECIFY 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.

Age Divisions:

Primary Level                     (0-6)

Elementary Level             (7-10)

Junior High Level           (11-13)

High School Level          (14-19)

Family Level                (all ages)

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