National History Bee

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Type:Tournament

Category:History

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The National History Bee for the Elementary and Middle School divisions functions somewhat differently than Bee tournaments at the Junior Varsity and Varsity level (where are overseen by NHBB, not ACE). Prior to the tournament (i.e. Elementary and Middle School Regional Finals) stage, students compete in the Online Regional Qualifying Exam, and in many cases, also compete at the intramural level. Students who finish in the top half at the Regional Finals are then invited to compete at the National Championships, which in 2016 featured over 1000 competing students from throughout the USA.

Elementary and middle school students are also always welcome to take part in the Junior Varsity division of National History Bee high school-level tournaments, though these tournaments only qualify students for the National History Bee Junior Varsity National Championships.

The sign up period for the National History Bee’s Elementary and Middle School Divisions runs each year through around the end of January; on a case by case basis, students and schools may sometimes sign up later if space is still available for the Regional Finals in their region. Contact Eric Huff and Nick Clusserath, who together oversee this competition at info@historybee.com for more information!

At the high school level, The National History Bee is a buzzer-based history quiz competition for individual students. Students compete against other students in a series of rounds where they attempt to be the first to ring in and answer paragraph-length questions about various topics in history. Each correct answer results in one point. If they reach 8 points, they are then finished for the round, but they earn up to 7 bonus points based on how quickly they reached 8 points. At the state and regional tournaments, there are 3 preliminary rounds, which equates to 90 total questions, plus a final round for the top students to determine the champion. Students who finish in the top half of the preliminary round totals qualify for the National Championships, which consists of 6 preliminary rounds of 35 questions, plus a series of 3 playoff stages to determine the National Champion. The high school level of The National History Bee is split into Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions. The Varsity division is open to students in 11th and 12th grade; the Junior Varsity division is open to students in 10th grade and younger, including middle and even elementary school students.

Teams are evaluated based on a buzzer style round-robin tournament.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.historybowl.com/

Managing Organization: International Academic Competitions Inc.

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Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School, High School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The National History Bee for the Elementary and Middle School divisions functions somewhat differently than Bee tournaments at the Junior Varsity and Varsity level (where are overseen by NHBB, not ACE). Prior to the tournament (i.e. Elementary and Middle School Regional Finals) stage, students compete in the Online Regional Qualifying Exam, and in many cases, also compete at the intramural level. Students who finish in the top half at the Regional Finals are then invited to compete at the National Championships, which in 2016 featured over 1000 competing students from throughout the USA.

Elementary and middle school students are also always welcome to take part in the Junior Varsity division of National History Bee high school-level tournaments, though these tournaments only qualify students for the National History Bee Junior Varsity National Championships.

The sign up period for the National History Bee’s Elementary and Middle School Divisions runs each year through around the end of January; on a case by case basis, students and schools may sometimes sign up later if space is still available for the Regional Finals in their region. Contact Eric Huff and Nick Clusserath, who together oversee this competition at info@historybee.com for more information!

Process

At the high school level, The National History Bee is a buzzer-based history quiz competition for individual students. Students compete against other students in a series of rounds where they attempt to be the first to ring in and answer paragraph-length questions about various topics in history. Each correct answer results in one point. If they reach 8 points, they are then finished for the round, but they earn up to 7 bonus points based on how quickly they reached 8 points. At the state and regional tournaments, there are 3 preliminary rounds, which equates to 90 total questions, plus a final round for the top students to determine the champion. Students who finish in the top half of the preliminary round totals qualify for the National Championships, which consists of 6 preliminary rounds of 35 questions, plus a series of 3 playoff stages to determine the National Champion. The high school level of The National History Bee is split into Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions. The Varsity division is open to students in 11th and 12th grade; the Junior Varsity division is open to students in 10th grade and younger, including middle and even elementary school students.

Criteria

Teams are evaluated based on a buzzer style round-robin tournament.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.historybowl.com/

Managing Organization: International Academic Competitions Inc.

Contact:


Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School, High School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.