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2021 IN Academic WorldQuest Team Registration

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm


REGISTER TEAM BY FEBRUARY 15, 2021 (for February 27, 2021 competition)

About Academic WorldQuest 2021, a Virtual Event

The World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) offers the Academic WorldQuest, a world affairs education program for high school students.

In Indiana, it is managed by the Indiana Council on World Affairs and is co-sponsored with the Indiana Council for the Social Studies and the Indianapolis Sister Cities Teacher and Student Outreach Committee.

Quiz-Master: University of Indianapolis, International Relations Dept., Dr. Douglas Woodwell, International Relations Professor.

Sponsor: Hamilton Lugar School’s National Resource Centers.

For over 15 years ICWA has hosted the Indiana competition. Any Indiana high school (public, charter, private, home school* or combination of two schools*) can enter up to four teams. There is no need to register students at this time. *Upon confirmation per ICWA & WACA.

Each team of four students compete in a quiz-style event that tests students’ knowledge of global politics, geography, international economics, history, and world cultures.

For Academic WorldQuest 2021, the quiz will be virtual using Zoom Rooms and gaming software with touch-screen or point and click answering of questions.

Quick-paced: 10 questions on 10 topics for perfect score of 100.

The FREE Academic WorldQuest Study Guide is available for download. 2020-2021 AWQ Study Guide

For teachers who register a team, ICWA will provide:

  • FREE Membership in the ICWA for the 2020-2021 season.
  • Invitations to ICWA programs, at member pricing.
  • FREE registration to ICWA Great Decisions series.
  • 1 Great Decisions 2020 Briefing Book for each school (upon request and while supplies last).
  • 1 Great Decisions 2020 Teacher’s Guide digital PDF .
  • 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 WACA online news interviews.

The competition will be VIRTUAL on February 27, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

The Indiana Academic WorldQuest is administered by the Indiana Council on World Affairs. It is 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, 1400 E. Hanna, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

For more information about AWQ,

Contact ICWA at or 317-704-4689

For more information about the AWQ 2021 schedule, visit our website or click HERE to download.

About the Indiana Council for the Social Studies:

The Indiana Council for the Social Studies (ICSS) actively collaborates with local and state organizations to promote and improve the teaching of social studies in Indiana. The means for achieving this include providing a forum for professional discussion, providing materials designed to aid in social studies teaching, establishing linkage with institutions and members who have similar professional purposes, webinars and ongoing professional development opportunities for improving the use of primary source documents in Indiana classrooms, and an Annual Conference.

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February 27
11:00 am - 1:30 pm


IN Council on World Affairs


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