Proposed History Olympiad

<p>The creation of a History Olympiad that would test high schoolers knowledge of world history. It would have three phases:</p>

<p>Initial Testing Exams- at the regional level
Semifinal Selection- selecting the top 20 in all of the nation
Finalist Selection- Selecting a traveling team of the top 5 in the nation</p>

<p>I'm currently at a private school in NY, and I think this would be a great way for history to be progressed.</p>

<p>I love this idea</p>

<p>I totally would have done it. I might even do it more like Science Olympiad rather than Chem/Phys/Bio Olympiad. With teams and events and whatnot. You'd have an event, let's say "Wars" and then the theme of that event would change from year to year. One year "WWI," the next year "the Punic Wars," and so on. You'd have other events too, "Art" and "Classical Civilization" and "Revolution" and stuff. They could be multiple choice or essay, at the coordinator's discretion. And the equivalent of SO building events would be research papers prepared in advance.</p>

<p>History or Geography would be better for me. ;></p>

<p>I so would've done this</p>

<p>I would so do this. :)</p>

<p>YES! Great idea.</p>

<p>I'd do it, but don't you think it just perpetuates the memorization-centric way history is taught? That's boring, y'all. Give me some good historiography any day, nom nom nom.</p>

<p>Actually, it'll kinda be like jeopardy.</p>

<p>^^ well if you stray away from facts, then you might cross the border of subjectivity which would be much harder to take into account.</p>

<p>i mean there are facts like oh the treaty of ghent ended the war of 1812
but why would you want to answer questions about names and dates and treaties?
this is an ironic rant because i do quiz bowl.
clearly i myself derive some sick sense of enjoyment from answering questions about names and dates and treaties.
guilty as charged.</p>

<p>I love this
But how do we do it?</p>

<p>Dude, I would tear that jaun up. It should exist!</p>

<p>That sounds like an amazing idea. I totally would have signed up for that if it was available.</p>