History Badges by Country history brazil

(Discover the World)
By Doreen Olson

This badge can be earned multiple times at each level.  Once for each individual country.  There are over 200 countries to choose from.

Otters:  Do four requirements including the two starred

_____ 1.*  Locate your country on a map and find out what other names it has had over history.   What language do they speak there?  Have they always spoken this language?

_____ 2.*  Learn 5 important historical events that took place in your country.

_____ 3.   Participate in a parade, play, concert, party or other celebration honoring an event or famous person
from your country. You must learn at least one new fact from this event.

_____ 4.  Learn or compose a song, ballad, or poem about a famous person or event in your country’s history.
If you can, attend an event that includes a performance of the same work.

_____ 5.  Visit a museum which features objects from your country’s history. This requirement can be repeated
if each museum takes at least a half hour to go through it.  A tour through an online museum is also acceptable.

_____ 6.  Learn to play a game that teaches or reinforces the history of your country or learn to play a
traditional children’s game from your country, preferably one that has historical interest attached.

_____ 7.  Visit your country and visit at least one historical site while you are there.

Dolphins: Do five requirements including the two starred

_____ 1.* Do Otter requirements 1 & 2

_____ 2.*  Draw a timeline for your country. You must list at least 15 major events or people on the timeline and
illustrate at least five of them. Share your timeline with at least two people.

_____ 3.   Participate in a parade, play, concert, party or other celebration honoring an event or famous person
from your country. You must learn at least one new fact from this event.

_____ 4.  Learn or compose a song, ballad, or poem about a famous person or event in your country’s history.
If you can, attend an event that includes a performance of the same work.

_____ 5.  Visit a museum which features objects from your country’s history. This requirement can be repeated
if each museum takes at least an hour to go through it.  A tour through an online museum is also acceptable.

_____ 6.  Learn to play a game that teaches or reinforces the history of your country or learn to play a
traditional children’s game from your country, preferably one that has historical interest attached.

_____ 7.  Find out about the monetary system of your country.  How has money changed in your country over
the course of it’s history?

_____ 8.  If you cannot visit your country in person, make a list of the ten sites you think are most important for
a visitor to see and explain your rationale for each one.

_____ 9.  Visit your country and visit at least one historical site while you are there.

Butterflies: Do six requirements including the ones starred.

_____ *1.  Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2.  Have at least 25 items on your timeline.

_____ *2. Take a current map of your country and go back through history making a note of where the
boundaries have changed through the centuries. Track the history of the five largest cities also. What were their
founding dates? Were any of them destroyed and rebuilt? Have any of them shrunk or been overshadowed by
another city due to economic changes?

_____ 3. Create a timeline for your country showing each change in governmental form, name, or constitution.
If your country has less than five such changes, write out at least a full paragraph about one of those changes.

_____ 4. Participate in a parade, play, concert, party or other celebration honoring an event or famous person
from your country. You must learn at least one new fact from this event.

_____ 5. Learn or compose a song, ballad, or poem about a famous person or event in your country’s history.
Perform/recite it for an audience or attend an event that includes the performance of the same work.

_____ 6. Find out about the monetary system of your country. List the five most important agricultural products
and the five most important industrial products for your country. Find out how the lists have changed through
the years and how those changes have affected the country’s history and vice versa. Make sure you know from
which parts of the country each product comes.

_____ 7. Visit a museum which features objects from your country’s history. This requirement can be repeated if
each museum takes at least an hour to go through it.  A tour through an online museum is also acceptable.

_____ 8. Visit a part of your country that you haven’t seen before and pay attention to the history of the area.
Tours of famous people’s houses, cemeteries, government buildings and monuments all count. If the history of
an area is your emphasis for the day, this requirement can also be repeated up to four times.

_____ 9. Learn to play a game that teaches or reinforces the history of your country or learn to play three
traditional children’s games from your country, preferably including at least one game that has historical interest
attached. Can you find any information about how the games have changed over the years? Teach one of them
to younger children.

_____ 10. Learn about the history of the people of your country. Where did they come from? How has their
religion affected their history? What language do they speak? Earn the Foreign Language Badge for their
language or write a report about their culture including information on customs, clothing, race, religion, food,
and holidays. How have these things changed in each of the last five centuries?

_____ 11. If you cannot visit your country in person, make a list of the twenty sites you think are most important
for a visitor to see and explain your rationale for each one.

_____ 12.  Learn where the most important natural features or resources are—how have they affected the
country’s history? Which parts of the country are more industrial or more rural?

Eagles:  Do seven requirements including the two starred.

_____ *1.  Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2.

_____ *2. Learn about the history of the people of your country. Where did they come from? How has their
religion affected their history? What language do they speak? Earn the Foreign Language Badge for their
language or write a report about their culture including information on customs, clothing, race, religion, food,
and holidays. How have these things changed in each of the last five centuries?

_____ 3. Draw a timeline for your country. You must list at least 25 major events or people on the timeline and
illustrate at least five of them. Share your timeline with at least two people.

_____ 4. Participate in a parade, play, concert, party or other celebration honoring an event or famous person
from your country. You must learn at least one new fact from this event.

_____ 5. Learn or compose a song, ballad, or poem about a famous person or event in your country’s history.
Perform/recite it for an audience or attend an event that includes the performance of the same work.

_____ 6. Visit a museum which features objects from your country’s history. This requirement can be repeated if
each museum takes at least an hour to go through it.  A tour through an online museum is also acceptable.

_____ 7. Visit a part of your country that you haven’t seen before and pay attention to the history of the area.
Tours of famous people’s houses, cemeteries, government buildings and monuments all count. If the history of
an area is your emphasis for the day, this requirement can also be repeated up to four times.

_____ 8. Learn to play a game that teaches or reinforces the history of your country or learn to play three
traditional children’s games from your country, preferably including at least one game that has historical interest
attached. Can you find any information about how the games have changed over the years? Teach one of them
to younger children.

_____ 9.   Learn where the most important natural features or resources are—how have they affected the
country’s history? Which parts of the country are more industrial or more rural?

_____ 10. If you cannot visit your country in person, make a list of the twenty sites you think are most important
for a visitor to see and explain your rationale for each one.

_____ 11.  Find out about the monetary system of your country. List the five most important agricultural
products and the five most important industrial products for your country. Find out how the lists have changed
through the years and how those changes have affected the country’s history and vice versa. Make sure you
know from which parts of the country each product comes.