Well Done, Rachel! Deserving BHP Teacher Honored with Prestigious Award

Mary Skelly, Social Studies Coordinator – Connecticut Technical Education and Career System Connecticut, USA I’m pleased to announce that the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies recognized a Big History Project colleague for her achievements in promoting social studies education. Rachel Riendeau, from Norwich Technical High School, was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Social Studies … Continue reading Well Done, Rachel! Deserving BHP Teacher Honored with Prestigious Award

Classroom Snapshot: Learning that Focuses on the WHY

Suzanne Blackstock, BHP Teacher North Carolina, USA Describe your BHP classroom in 3 words. Engaging, challenging, innovative Briefly describe your BHP classroom/school setting. We teach BHP to our 8th grade world history classes, about 220 students. This is the first year both teaching world history and using BHP and it has gone well. We meet … Continue reading Classroom Snapshot: Learning that Focuses on the WHY

Three Ways to Use “Origin Story” in Class

David Burzillo, BHP Teacher Massachusetts, USA Note from the BHP Team: Each of the three classroom activities below, all created by BHP teacher Dave Burzillo, references chapter 12 of David Christian’s new book, Origin Story. We’ve made the entire chapter available for free to current and prospective BHP teachers. Download here. 1. Poster Activity: The … Continue reading Three Ways to Use “Origin Story” in Class