REGISTER TEAM BY FEBRUARY 15, 2022 COMPETITION: Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
About Academic WorldQuest 2022, a Live, Virtual-Hybrid Event
The Indiana Council on World Affairs organizes the Academic WorldQuest Global Studies and Competition, with co-sponsors the Indiana Council for the Social Studies and the City of Indianapolis Teacher and Student Outreach Committee.
With long-term sponsor University of Indianapolis, Dr. Douglas Woodwell, International Relations Professor, serves as QuizMaster.
New for 2021, and continuing for 2022, is sponsor Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School’s National Resource Centers.
Any Indiana teacher in any Indiana high school (public, charter, private, home school* (or combination of two schools*) can participate by registering their school for the competition. There is no need to register students at this time. *Upon confirmation per ICWA & WACA.
To prepare for the competition, a teacher usually recruits as many students who are interested and provides guidance and independent access to the Study Guide (release date October, 2021).
For the competition, students are organized into teams of four for the quiz-style event that tests knowledge of global politics, geography, international economics, history, and world cultures.
It is a quick-paced event featuring 10 questions on 10 topics for a perfect numerical score of 100. (Under certain conditions, such as a time limitation, fewer than 100 questions may be presented, in which case, scores are expressed as a percent, for a perfect score of 100%.)
Although Academic WorldQuest has been an in-person event for 2021, the quiz was held virtual using Zoom Rooms and gaming software with touch-screen or point-and-click answering of questions. For Academic WorldQuest 2022, the quiz will be organized for live, hybrid-virtual format.
An example of the FREE AWQ "Official Study Guide 2020-2021" is available for examination. The AWQ Study Guide 2021-2022 is scheduled for release October, 2021.
For teachers who register a team, the Indiana Council on World Affairs (ICWA) will provide:
- FREE Membership in the ICWA for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons.
- Invitations to ICWA programs, at member pricing. Some at no charge.
- FREE registration to ICWA Great Decisions Series.
- One Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book for each school upon request and while supplies last. (Additional books may be purchased on the ICWA web site: "Books I ICWA (indianaworld.org"
- One Great Decisions 2021 Teacher's Guide digital pdf site license. (Additional site licenses may be purchased on the ICWA web site: "Books I ICWA (indianaworld.org"
- Announcement of teacher training programs offered by the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), the Foreign Policy Association, and other social studies organizations (some offer free tuition and travel stipends).
- Access to World Affairs Councils of America online news interviews.
The competition is scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2022.
Program planning details are in the formative stages and the Preliminary Schedule follows:
Event starts with AWQ 2022 "Country of Focus Cultural Presentation"
Doors Open 10 :00 AM
Competition 11-1:30 PM
Doors Close 2:30 PM
For over 17 years, the Indiana Council on World Affairs has presented the World Affairs Councils of America's Academic WorldQuest for high school students. The Indiana Council on World Affairs has been unwavering and 2022 will be the 18th year of its participation in Academic WorldQuest, a nationwide program of the World Affairs Councils of America.
When the event is in-person, it is held at the University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center, Indy Hall, 1400 E. Hanna, Indianapolis, IN 46227.
For more information about AWQ: www.IndianaWorld.org Contact ICWA at: info@IndianaWorld.org or 317-704-4689
Presenter: Indiana Council on World Affairs (ICWA) www.IndianaWorld.org
Co-Sponsors: Indiana Council for the Social Studies (ICSS) www.indianasocialstudies.com; and City of Indianapolis Sister Cities Teacher and Student Outreach Committee (TASOC) www.Indytasoc.org
University Sponsors: Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School's National Resource Centers (HLS) https://hls.indiana.edu; and University of Indianapolis, International Relations (UIndy) www.uindy.edu/
Corporate Sponsor: Morgan Stanley www.morganstanley.com
National Sponsors: World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) www.worldaffairscouncils.org ; and Foreign Policy Association (FPA) www.fpa.org
For more information contact: www.IndianaWorld.org or info@IndianaWorld.org (AWQ)