Historical Event (Specific) Badge

Discover the World

by Kerry Cordy


Choose any historical event to learn more about.  This badge can be earned multiple times, once for each event you learn about.


Penguins: Do the 2 starred requirements below plus one optional requirement.

_____ 1.*   Choose a historical event and be able to describe what happened.
_____ 2.*   Read an age level appropriate book about the event.
Otter: Do the 2 starred requirements below plus two optional requirements.

_____ 1.*  Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2
_____ 2*  If this was a bad event, what can we learn about how not to repeat it?  If it was a good event, what can we learn about how to duplicate it or make it even better the next time?
Dolphin:Do the 2 starred requirements below plus three optional requirements.

_____ 1.*  Do Otter requirements 1&2
_____ 2.* Learn when and where the event happened.  Find the location on a map.

Butterfly: Do the 2 starred requirements below plus four optional requirements.

_____ 1.*  Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2
_____ 2.*  Make a timeline of items that led up to the event and occurred as a consequence of the event.  Include a minimum of 10 items.
Eagle:  Do the 2 starred requirements below plus five optional requirements.
_____ 1.*  Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2
_____ 2.* Discuss the long term ramifications of the event.  What portion of the population did it effect?  How did it effect the environment?  Were there long term lasting effects from the event?  If so, how have they effected the ongoing population, environment, etc.

Owls:  Do the 2 starred requirements below plus six optional requirements.

_____1.* Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2.

_____2.* Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

Optional Requirements:
_____ 3.  Create a poster or diorama depicting the event that can teach someone something about it.
_____ 4.  Visit a museum or exhibit about the event
_____ 5.  Watch a documentary about the event
_____ 6.  Find out if there have been any technological advances because of the event.  If so, what?  How will these advances help prevent future disastrous events or improve future beneficial events? 
_____ 7.  Read a biography of someone who lived through the event.
_____ 8. Learn a song inspired by the event
_____ 9.  Participate in a play or skit about the event
_____ 10.  Make a list of 10 pieces of trivia associated with the event that most people don't know.
_____ 11.  Learn about an animal affected by the event.
_____ 12.  Find out if there are any holidays or events that commemorate your event.  If so, participate if possible.
_____ 13.  Create a craft that represents the event in some way
_____ 14.  Participate in a community service project that supports either the repercussions of the event itself, or similar cause.