Picking your Heritage Fair topic is different for everyone, for some students their Heritage Fair topic comes to them naturally, for some it takes some research, and some end up having a deep conversation with their grandpa, like me. What ever your story might be it inspired you. I know it can be hard for some students to get their project title because you want to bring something new to the table. The key is to find something you are passionate about and are interested in, here is how to do just that.
Start by thinking about something you are interested in, sports, science, art, different cultures, anything. For example, I am interested in different cultures; since Canada is such a diverse nation, I would pick an immigration story that intrigues me. Remember, if something that you are passionate about is not something a lot of people know about go on with it, because it gives you a change to educate others about it and get people talking about it.
Also, try looking into your family history, this is a great place to look because you never know what you are going to find until you look. Start by asking family members, grandparents are a great resource. Or you could even do some research online, family history websites can also be a great resource. Try going deep in your families’ history and use different resources.
What ever your story might be make sure your topic is something you are passionate about, what to learn more about, and educate other students on. You will never know what you want to do your project on until you research about it.