A history of the magnetic compass

by John Vardalas, BHP Guest Expert Industry Associate Professor, College of Arts & Letters Stevens Institute of Technology New Jersey, USA  This article originally appeared in The Institute and is also available as a secondary source document on the IEEE REACH website, https://reach.ieee.org. Note from the BHP Team: What can everyday objects teach us about history? This … Continue reading A history of the magnetic compass

Classroom snapshots: What can everyday objects teach us about history?

by Hajra Saeed, BHP Teacher California, USA Note from the BHP Team: Big Questions are an opportunity to insert fresh, connected content into the BHP course. This month, take inspiration from veteran BHP teacher Hajra Saeed and follow along with how she connected her classroom to March’s Big Question, What can everyday objects teach us … Continue reading Classroom snapshots: What can everyday objects teach us about history?

Big Q connections for the classroom: What can everyday objects teach us about history?

BHP Team Note from the BHP Team: We’ve kicked off this month’s Big Question article by John Vardalas with a deep dive into the history of a familiar object – the magnetic compass. If we use this object as a starting point, what can other everyday objects teach us about history? Whether you’re interested in … Continue reading Big Q connections for the classroom: What can everyday objects teach us about history?