The theme for the 2013 History Fair is “Turning Points in History”. Use the following links and databases to help you find information and resources to support your topic.
Read an essay about the 2013 theme:
http://www.chicagohistoryfair.org/images/stories/pdfs/nhd%20theme%20essay%202013.pdf

View a long list of possible Chicago-related topics: (make sure you scroll down)
http://www.chicagohistoryfair.org/history-fair/history-fair-a-nhd-theme/nhd-suggested-topics.html
Use this History Fair Topic Selection Sheet to help you decide whether or not you have chosen a “do-able” topic:
http://www.chicagohistoryfair.org/images/stories/pdfs/topics%20worksheet_key-2013.pdf
Chicago Metro History Education Center’s list of recommended online sources:
http://www.chicagohistoryfair.org/research/resources-from-cmhec/recommended-websites-for-primary-sources-on-chicago-history.html
Chicago History resources from the Chicago Public Library:
http://www.chipublib.org/cplbooksmovies/poptopics/chicagohistory.php

CPS databases that support history fair topics (links can be found on the online databases page):
ABC-CLIOEncyclopedia of Chicago
Newsbank
Gale databases
Library of Congress