The Classical Historian Constitution and History Bee
Join the Fun at the Great Homeschool Conventions!
What is the Bee? The Constitution and History Bee are exciting and friendly academic competition events that promote the study of the U.S. Constitution and History. First Place Prize at each event wins a medal and recognition on the Classical Historian Website! See below for study materials and all information and sign up details. Who can Compete? Every family member (3rd grade through 12th grade) of a paid parent/guardian at the Great Home School Convention (GHC) can participate. If the competition takes place in summer, use the grade level of your child from the school year just completed. For example, if your child just completed 12th grade, we consider this student a 12th grader.
When and Where? At the GHC, the Bees will take place on Saturday afternoon, during the last convention talk of John De Gree. Check the GHC schedule for exact time and location. John De Gree of The Classical Historian will be present at all of the following Bees.
South Carolina: March 18-20
Ohio: April 8-10
Texas: July 8-10
Florida: July 22-24
New York: August 5-7
What is the GHC? The GHC is short for Great Homeschool Convention, which are the Greatest National Home School Conventions in the United States of America. Go Here for Details.
How? Pay to attend the GHC. Then, Sign up your child (children) to compete by selecting the event location on this page below. (See the Sign in Below!) The Classical Historian will confirm your payment with GHC. At the GHC, on Saturday, your child will compete in Mr. De Gree's last speaking session, which will not be a speech but the Constitution and History Bee! During the Competition, kids will use a Buzzer System as shown below.
Why? America needs young people who understand, respect, and are excited about the U.S. Constitution and about history. Kids love history games! The Constitution and History Bee motivates students to study, and it is a way for parents and teachers to celebrate academic achievement.
Categories: There are THREE grade levels. For the Summer 2021 competitions, please sign up for the grade level you just completed. I. Elementary (Grades 3-5): History Bee II. Junior High (Grades 6-8): Constitution and History Bee III. High School (Grades 9-12): Constitution and History Bee
Images and Videos of the Event During the event, pictures and video may be taken. The Classical Historian reserves the right to use these as promotional materials on our website and in our newsletter. All participant's parents, when signing up, agree with this policy.
Q and A 1. How can my child prepare for it? For our questions, we use the Classical Historian Go Fish Games, the World History Detective book, and The Story of Liberty book as a beginning. See below for information. 2. What part of the Bee are parents invited for? Parents are invited for the entire Bee(s). 3. Is there any time the kids have with you beforehand? Mr. De Gree will be available before and after the Bee until the Exhibit Hall closes. Come by the booth and say, "Hello!" 3. How long does it last……how many questions might he get, etc? The maximum number of students competing in one round is 10. Each child has a buzzer. The proctor will read a paragraph out loud, describing someone or a person in history or in the Constitution. Once a child knows the answer, he or she buzzes. The first contestant to 10 points wins. If a wrong answer is given, the other contestants may answer. Four wrong answers will disqualify a contestant. The proctor will use the paragraphs written in the booklets of the Classical Historian Go Fish games for many of the questions.