Astronaut André Kuipers on Space Travel, Seeing the Earth from Space, and Big History

Esther Quaedackers Lecturer in Big History, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands This past fall, over 100 Big History teachers and students eagerly listened to a captivating talk by astronaut André Kuipers. The occasion was the second Big History teachers conference in the Netherlands, held on the five-year anniversary of the introduction of the course in Dutch … Continue reading Astronaut André Kuipers on Space Travel, Seeing the Earth from Space, and Big History

2018 Conferences the BHP Team Won’t Miss

BHP Team Big History sessions are always a lot of fun, and they’re a great way to connect with others teaching the course or thinking about doing so. We’ll be all over the map in 2018! Glance at the list now and be sure to check back later – we’ll update it regularly. If you’re … Continue reading 2018 Conferences the BHP Team Won’t Miss

Mannahatta Deep-Dive

BHP Team This past summer, the BHP team was looking for a compelling guest to chat with Big History teachers at a meeting in New York City. We were lucky to stumble upon Eric Sanderson from the Wildlife Conservation Society, whose work with the Mannahatta Project overlaps with many themes from the BHP course. Fast-forward … Continue reading Mannahatta Deep-Dive