WorldQuest Global Knowledge Competition 2011
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In March of 2003 the World Affairs Council of Oregon launched an exciting, new international competition for high school students that has been a huge hit. It is a program of our K-12 Education Program and is called WorldQuest. This friendly team competition has been hosted by many other World Affairs Councils throughout the country with great success!
The competition involves up to 40 teams of students from schools in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Each participating school is invited to send one or two teams to show off their knowledge of culture, geography and international affairs. The topics are always timely and challenging. Each team is comprised of up to four students, grades 9 through 12, and may be coached by a teacher, youth leader or parent from your school. Teams compete simultaneously on paper as questions are shown on a large screen and read by an emcee. The ten topics for 2011 are Great Decisions 2010, Current Events, World Religions, Energy, International Organizations, Europe, Global Health, Millennium Goal: Gender Equality, Press Freedoms Around the Globe and a Country Category (TBD). A Study Guide and copy of Great Decisions 2010 are provided and will be sent upon registration.
Where & When?
The competition is FREE and will take place on Saturday, March 5th, 2011 from 1-7 in Hoffman Hall at Portland State University. Teams will also enjoy an ethnic meal with International Students & a variety of cultural experiences. The winning team will compete in the 9th Annual National WorldQuest Competition in Washington, D.C. on April 2, 2011. The top three teams will receive monetary awards and an International Trophy to display in their school.
This challenging and fun program is sure to add energy to the classroom, while helping to meet state standards and advance critical learning, in history, culture, international affairs, current events, and more!