William Peace University, RaleighFebruary 25, 2012 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Cost:
$25 per teamDeadline to RSVP:
2012-02-15Thank you to our sponsors!
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
William Peace University
Crabtree Valley Mall
WorldQuest is an action packed international knowledge competition. Played by teams in 10 rounds of 10 questions each, it is a fun, fast-paced way to test knowledge about international affairs, geography, and cultures. Teams are comprised of four high school players and one alternate. Answers are submitted by teams, not by individuals. Teams have 60 seconds to answer each question. At the end of each round, answer sheets are collected. The trophy goes to the team with the highest total points for the 10 rounds.
With funding for school programs other than “basics” falling away, the opportunities for high school students to learn geography, world history, and world affairs have dwindled to almost nothing in American high schools, while globalization and interdependence continues to knit the world more closely together each passing day and year. WorldQuest challenges students to educate themselves about the world. The team-based model likewise encourages students to work together, both in preparation for and participation in the competition.
North Carolina leaders are working hard to reverse this trend in our state and effectively education our students – our future leaders – about the world. We at the International Affairs Council are doing our part to contribute to the expansion of international education in NC.
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Please pledge your Academic WorldQuest team by January 31, 2012. To pledge a team, please send an email containing the following information to Todd Culpepper, executive director of the International Affairs Council, at tculpepper(at)iacnc(dot)org:
1. Name of high school
2. Number of teams
3. Contact person
4. Contact person's address, phone, fax, and email address
WorldQuest - Spring 2013
WorldQuest is an action packed international knowledge competition
for high school students held each spring. The game is played by
teams of 4 in 10 rounds of 10 questions each. It's a fun, fast-paced
way to test knowledge about international affairs, geography, and
cultures. Teams, not individuals, submit answers, so it's a great
way to build teamwork and collaboration. Teams have 30 seconds to
answer each question. At the end of each round, we take up the answer
sheets. The prize goes to the team with the highest total points for
the 10 rounds.