High School Science Bowl - January 30
Important Dates for February, 2016
Mid Level Area Tournaments - January 30-Febuary 16
Upper Elementary Firebird Tournaments - February 11 or 16
Online Team Science, Humanities & Fine Arts & Mathematics continue.
Mid Level Phoenix Tournaments - February 23
February Open TOCQ runs from February 8 - 27.
Challenge of the Champions t-shirt order deadline is February 18. The order form is ready. Click here
Upper Elementary Area Tournaments - February 27
February 27 is the Challenge of the Champions information is updated when new qualifying team information is received.
Academic Bowl teams compete using buzzers. A moderator
reads the questions and students buzz in to answer
Online teams compete at their own school.
Multiple choice questions are presented using an online site.
An individual competition for students in grades 6-8.
Students qualify to attend the championship in April.
An individual competition for students in grades 9-12.
Students qualify to attend the championship in May.
2015-16 Humanities and Fine Arts focus period
Impressionism & Post Impressionism
In Music 1815-1910
Including, but not limited to:
Art ~ Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, Camille Pissarro, Gustave Caillebotte, Frederic Bazille, Henri Rousseau, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Georges Seurat, Paul Cezanne, Paul Signac, Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard
Literature ~ This time period will include the latter part of Early Victorian Period and the Edwardian Period of English Literature, the Realistic Period in American Literature. Authors will include Thomas Hardy, Henrik Ibsen, Henry James, Louisia May Alcott, Joseph Conrad, Theodore Dreiser, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson& George Eliot, O. Henry, Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Ivan Turgenev, Lewis Carroll, Bret Harte, Emile Zola, Jules Verne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, H. G. Wells, L. Frank Baum, Jack London, Upton Sinclair & Hilaire Belloc.
Music (written & performed during the focus period) ~ Claude Debussy, Camille Saint-Saens, Johann Strauss II, Richard Wagner, Modest Mussorgsky, Joseph-Maurice Ravel, Georges Bizet, Giuseppe Verdi, Igor Stravinsky, Antonin Dvorak, John Philip Sousa, Giacomo Puccini, Franz Lehar, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Hector Berlioz
Dance ~ Waltz, Two-Step, One-Step, Turkey Trot, Fox Trot, Maxixe, Isadora Duncan,
Architecture ~ British Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Beaux Arts, Post-1861 Russian Revival, Renaissance Revival, Neo-Grecian, Second Empire, Queen Anne and Queen Anne Revival
Frederick Law Olmstead, Daniel Hudson Burnham, Louis Sullivan, William Pitt, William Walcot, Hector Guimard, William Morris.
Philosophy ~ Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Karl Marx, Fredrich Engels, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, John Dewey, Jane Addams, Max Weber, Edmund Husserl, Emile Durkheim