The International History Bee and Bowl (IHBB) are history-themed quiz tournaments (the Bee is for individual students; the Bowl is for teams) for students aged 11-18. Founded in 2010 in the USA, IHBB has since expanded to over 20 countries around the world, and is also now in the process of establishing the inaugural International History Olympiad in 2015. Both the Bee and the Bowl feature a buzzer system (as on certain quiz shows) and comprehensive, paragraph-length questions that emphasize critical thinking and long-term knowledge of important topics on all fields, eras, and aspects of history. This approach encourages students to explore and study on their own, and also provides for a fast-paced, and enjoyable competition. At our Canadian tournaments, approximately 20-25% of the questions will focus on the history and culture of Canada.