Provide interaction between the adults and students
This is the students’ time to shine, let them talk.
Always ask the student to explain
If you don’t understand what the thesis statement is (how their topic relates to the theme)
Why the bibliographic entry is primary/secondary
Anything they are not explaining well…
Do not indicate your personal feelings about their project especially in relation to other projects. Projects should stand alone in communicating the historical information and the relationship to the theme. The interview can determine the students’ depth of knowledge and understanding of their topic. The bibliography is what shows historical research; use it to make decisions.