Ticket to the Past:
The First 25 Years of the Missouri State Fair

Optional Exercise

  1. As a class, make a list on the board of possible themes for your students' own, special version of the Missouri State Fair.

  2. Once you have a list of themes, take a vote with students to select a theme.

  3. Break your class into groups.

  4. Each group should brainstorm about an exhibit or program they’d like to “create” for their own version of the Missouri State Fair.

  5. Students should name their exhibit or program, write a brief summary of what can be found there, and how much they would charge.

  6. Students should work together to make a poster advertising their exhibit or program.

  7. Educators may choose to display the posters around the room, or in the school hallway or cafeteria.