The Who Was? History Bee
is open to students in 3rd-5th grades across the United States.
What is the Who Was History Bee?
The Who Was History Bee is a trivia contest being held across the U.S. during the 2019-2020 school year. The winning student earns a $10,000 college scholarship, and their school wins a library of Who Was? books and fun signage celebrating the big Bee win!
How does the Who Was History Bee Work?
Here’s how the competition breaks down:
Classroom and School Bee
Students go head to head in this quick-moving classroom competition. This level of the Bee consists of oral exam questions.
The top winners from each classroom compete to win the title of school champion. The School Bee must have a minimum of 10 student
School and Classroom Bees will be held during October 7th-December-20th 2019.
(This level of the Bee also consists of oral exam questions.)
The school champion takes a proctored exam. This exam will determine the ten finalists who go on to the final. The proctored written
exam consists of 80% multiple-choice/open-ended questions and 20% short essay.
January 6th-February 14th, 2020
Top Ten finalists Announced:
April 7, 2020
The final competition will be held LIVE the week of May4th. This final competition will consist of oral exam questions.