US History Bee

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Types:Exam, Tournament

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

https://ushistorybee.org/

The US History Bee is split into Varsity 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.

There are also Middle School divisions, which are divided into 8th grade, 7th grade, 6th grade, and Elementary (5th grade and lower) divisions.

Students in Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions compete at Regional tournaments, both in person and online. Students who finish in the top half of each tournament are invited to compete at the V/JV National Championships.

Students in the Middle School divisions must qualify for Nationals in the National History Bee before they can compete in the US History Bee at Middle/Elementary School Nationals.

At the high school Regional level, the US History Bee is a 50 question multiple choice exam.  Correct answers are worth 2 points, blanks are worth 0, and incorrect answers are worth -1.  The top half of scores at a tournament will qualify for the National Championships. At Nationals at all levels, the US History Bee is a buzzer-based history quiz competition for individual students, which consists of  preliminary rounds of 35 questions, plus a series of playoff stages to determine the National Champion.  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 US 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.

The tournament is a trivia style question and answer competition. Students are scored based on the number of correct questions answered. See competition website for complete details.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://ushistorybee.org/

Managing Organization: International Academic Competitions

Contact:

info@iacompetitions.com

Entry Fee: $125

Eligibility:
In order to compete in the US History Bee, you must be 19 years or younger at the time of your State or Regional Bee. You must also be enrolled in primary or secondary education (or have graduated within the past five months, and not yet have started university studies). Students in dual enrollment with a university who have not yet completed their high school diploma are also eligible. Individual homeschooled students and homeschool associations may also compete.  There are no geographic limitations to participating in state or regional Political Science Bees - a student from Maine can compete in a Hawaii tournament. However, students may only compete in one exam per question set. That means that Varsity and JV students in this event can take a maximum of 3 exams per year, one each on our A, B, and C sets.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The US History Bee is split into Varsity 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.

There are also Middle School divisions, which are divided into 8th grade, 7th grade, 6th grade, and Elementary (5th grade and lower) divisions.

Students in Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions compete at Regional tournaments, both in person and online. Students who finish in the top half of each tournament are invited to compete at the V/JV National Championships.

Students in the Middle School divisions must qualify for Nationals in the National History Bee before they can compete in the US History Bee at Middle/Elementary School Nationals.

Process

At the high school Regional level, the US History Bee is a 50 question multiple choice exam.  Correct answers are worth 2 points, blanks are worth 0, and incorrect answers are worth -1.  The top half of scores at a tournament will qualify for the National Championships. At Nationals at all levels, the US History Bee is a buzzer-based history quiz competition for individual students, which consists of  preliminary rounds of 35 questions, plus a series of playoff stages to determine the National Champion.  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 US 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.

Criteria

The tournament is a trivia style question and answer competition. Students are scored based on the number of correct questions answered. See competition website for complete details.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://ushistorybee.org/

Managing Organization: International Academic Competitions

Contact:

info@iacompetitions.com

Entry Fee: 125

Eligibility:
In order to compete in the US History Bee, you must be 19 years or younger at the time of your State or Regional Bee. You must also be enrolled in primary or secondary education (or have graduated within the past five months, and not yet have started university studies). Students in dual enrollment with a university who have not yet completed their high school diploma are also eligible. Individual homeschooled students and homeschool associations may also compete.  There are no geographic limitations to participating in state or regional Political Science Bees - a student from Maine can compete in a Hawaii tournament. However, students may only compete in one exam per question set. That means that Varsity and JV students in this event can take a maximum of 3 exams per year, one each on our A, B, and C sets.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.