Congratulations to This Year’s National 3rd Place Winners!
What is Academic WorldQuest?
- Why Academic WorldQuest™ is Important?
- How to Play – Program Structure
- 2016 Academic WorldQuest™ Categories
- How to Register
- National Competition
Why Academic WorldQuest™ is Important?
With funding for school programs other than “basics” falling away, the opportunities for high school students to learn geography, world history, and world affairs have dwindled to almost nothing in American high schools while globalization and interdependence continues to knit the world more closely together each passing day and year.
The World Affairs Council system does a lot to counter this isolationist pedagogical trend already through the making of curriculum units for high schools, the organizing of teachers’ workshops, and the sending abroad of teachers and students. We want to build on our already existing and successful programs that seek to reverse this unfortunate and counterproductive educational trend.
How to Play – Program Structure
Approximately 4,000 students across the country participate in competitions hosted by over 40 local World Affairs Councils across the United States. Winning teams are invited to represent their high school, city, and local council at the national competition, held in the spring each year in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.
Coaching a team is easy!
- Assemble a team of 4 students.
- Assist your team in studying the sources listed on the online Study Guide – all questions come from these sources!
- If your team wins, your travel is sponsored by D.D.Williamson Inc. to attend the National Competition in Washington, D.C. in April!
Schools may register up to 2 teams (4 students in each team). Students may be in 9th through 12th grades. Teams may also register one alternative in case of illness or inability to compete.
Teams compete by answering rounds of questions projected by PowerPoint onto a screen. The questions test their knowledge of current affairs, world leaders, geography, recent history, flags, international organizations, countries, regions, the world economy, culture, religion, and more. A full competition is 100 questions, 10 rounds of 10 questions per round. The winning team is the team with the highest number of right answers. The winning team will qualify for the National Academic WorldQuest™ competition in Washington D.C. (held in April 2017).
2018 Academic WorldQuest™ Categories:
This year’s categories will be announced soon! For an idea of the kinds of topics Academic WorldQuest typically covers, see the study guides from previous years below.
How to Register
World Affairs Council of KY/S.IN,
Attn.: Brian Easley
200 W. Broadway, Ste. 607
Louisville, KY 40202
(If mailing in your application, please make all checks payable to the World Affairs Council of KY/S.IN)
*NOTICE: your registration is not confirmed until we receive your registration payment.
September — Organize a group of students & complete registration forms
October — Complete registration forms by Oct. 31 for early reg. fee ($50)
Nov.–Dec. — Schedule weekly practices with teams; monitor their studying with provided study guides
*Late registration = Dec. 15 ($75)
January — Teams continue to practice
February — Local (State) competition at Bellarmine University
March — Winning team will continue to study for National Competition
April — National Competition in Washington D.C. (April )
For more information email email@example.com
The winning team from the Kentucky & Southern Indiana competition will qualify for the National Academic WorldQuest™ competition in Washington, D.C. Each year the competition is held in April.
Please contact McKenzie Nalley: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call WAC KY/So. IN at (502) 561-5422.