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Middle School National History Bowl

The National History Bowl offers a competition for teams at the middle school level in the form of the Middle School History Bowl. Some tournaments in the 2018-2019 academic year will have a dedicated middle school division. Note though that at all tournaments middle schoolers are always welcome to compete in the Junior Varsity Division. The Middle School History Bowl National Championships does not require prior qualifying. Even at tournaments offering a dedicated middle school division, middle school teams have the option to compete in the JV Division if they want a shot at qualifying for the JV National Championships in the National History Bowl.
Middle Schoolers are also welcome to compete on teams with 9th and 10th graders from the same school in all cases, and for public schools that are non-magnet high schools (or otherwise selective, even if done on a lottery system), students at feeder middle schools can play on the teams of the high schools that they typically feed into.
For further questions or more information on the Middle School History Bowl, please email director@historybowl.com

Middle School National History Bee

The National History Bee offers separate Divisions for Middle School and Elementary students – information on how to register for it can be found here: www.historybee.com The Middle School and Elementary Divisions feature an intramural bee and an online qualifying test before their 35-40 separate regional tournaments take place. The regional tournaments in the Elementary and Middle School Division are held on different days and at different sites from the high school level History Bees and Bowls. The National History Bee at the Middle School and Elementary Divisions is administered by Academic Competition Enterprises (ACE).

Middle school students and teams are always welcome to participate in the Junior Varsity Division of the National History Bee and Bowl. This can provide an additional challenge, additional competition experience, and preparation for students who plan to compete when they are older. Middle school students in the Junior Varsity Division will compete against 9th and 10th graders on harder questions than what they would encounter in the Middle School Division of the Bee and Bowl. Teams that compete in the National History Bowl at the Junior Varsity level will be able to qualify for both the Middle School National Championships and the Junior Varsity National Championships by having a winning record or winning a playoff round.

For more information on how to qualify for the Junior Varsity National History Bee and Bowl National Championships, click here.