Competition begins Friday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 18, 2015) — More than 800 students will be in Louisville from Friday through Sunday at the Kentucky International Convention Center to compete in the National History Bee and National History Bowl Championship. Teams from 47 states are participating in the competition.
The event is an academic competition for elementary and middle school students that tests knowledge of a wide range of historical topics. Students compete head-to-head to be the first to buzz-in the correct answer. Friday and Saturday students will compete individually during the History Bee and Sunday will be the team-oriented History Bowl.
For the National History Bee, students will compete in preliminary rounds with the top 192 students advancing on the championship rounds. Students compete in subjects including ancient history, women in history, European history and geography.
On Sunday, teams consisting of 3-6 students will compete in a buzzer-based history quiz competition. Questions will cover a wide range of topics including the history of the arts, sciences, religion, philosophy, language, historical geography, recent history and entertainment.