The Classical Historian Constitution and History Bee
What? The Constitution and History Bee are exciting and friendly academic competitions that promotes the study of the U.S. Constitution and History.
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. We regret that we will not have the Bee at the South Carolina and the Missouri GHC in 2020.
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 and correct category 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. Students may sign up for two competitions within the appropriate age category. For the Summer 2020 competitions, please sign up for the grade level you just completed. I. Elementary (Grades 3-5): History Bee (Constitution Bee not Offered for Elementary) II. Junior High (Grades 6-8): Constitution Bee, History Bee III. High School (Grades 9-12): Constitution Bee, History Bee
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.