Tribute to Cynthia Stokes Brown

David Christian, Big Historian Sydney, Australia   Cynthia Stokes Brown (1938–2017), one of the leading scholars of Big History, died at her home in Berkeley on October 15, 2017, of pancreatic cancer. She died surrounded by her extended family. Cynthia was born in 1938, grew up in Kentucky, and completed an undergraduate degree in history … Continue reading Tribute to Cynthia Stokes Brown

The 0.1 Percent: How Closely Related Are We?

Scott Collins, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Look around you. Look at the faces you see. I mean REALLY LOOK. Study these faces. Study their features. What makes them similar? What makes them different? Take note of eye colors, hair colors, skin tones.  Look at bone structure, dimples, and birthmarks. Notice teeth, eyebrows, chins. Feeling uncomfortable … Continue reading The 0.1 Percent: How Closely Related Are We?

BHP Teacher Nominations: Celebrating Those Helpful Hands

BHP Team  We recently called on folks to nominate BHP teachers who exemplify helpfulness in the online BHP teacher community and beyond. We received an outpouring of nominations. Here’s a sampling! We are all lucky to work with a group of such dedicated, positive, and passionate educators. Thanks for all you do! Scott Henstrand's thoughtful … Continue reading BHP Teacher Nominations: Celebrating Those Helpful Hands