National History Bowl


The State tournament is on April 4th (Monday at 3pm until 9pm).

 at St. Anselm’s Abbey School at 4501 South Dakota Avenue NE, Washington, DC
The National tournament begin the first Saturday of Spring Break (the 16th) and is also in DC at The Hamilton Crowne Plaza at 14th and K Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Practice will be at lunch or after school depending on your schedule.  A team can be composed of no more than 6, but I believe at least 4.
For those interested in preparing I have copied some information from the National History Bowl websites:

While running through question packets is helpful, it's not necessarily the most efficient way to study. For

that, you might want to look for, or construct your own lists of things that come up quite a bit. Just to give

you some examples of these that WILL come up in competition, you'll definitely want to be familiar with

the following:

1. American presidents and first ladies - This has the presidents to music (Thanks to David Dominguez

2. Emperors, kings, queens and other royalty from Egypt, Rome, Britain, Spain, France, Germany,

Austria, Russia and elsewhere

3. Famous African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native Americans

4. Famous women in history

5. Famous battles, especially from the Revolutionary, Civil, and the World Wars

6. Scientists who have had an impact on history

7. Famous artists, composers, and authors, especially those whose work has a historical focus

8. Famous philosophers and schools of philosophy

9. Events and figures from the history of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and other


10. The history of countries and hotspots that have been making news over the past two decades

(Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, the Balkans, the Caucasus region,

Venezuela, Colombia, etc.)


I've also pasted some websites below that have information: