Teacher as Lead Learner: Getting Comfortable with Not Knowing

Rachel Hansen, BHP Teacher Iowa, USA How close can we get to the Sun? Why does gas cost so much in Europe? If we traded eyeballs, would my idea of purple look different from yours? Is the Moon fake? I’m bombarded with questions that I cannot answer for what feels like the eleventy-billionth time today, … Continue reading Teacher as Lead Learner: Getting Comfortable with Not Knowing

Five reasons to teach Big History

Casey Lever, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia  Teaching the Big History Project course fosters a love of learning, a critical mind, and the courage to meet the future. First, let me make it clear where I am coming from: the Australian Curriculum: History provides a rigorous, traditional, and truly valid approach to the discipline of history … Continue reading Five reasons to teach Big History

Looking ahead: Big Q ideas for later units

Kathy Hays, BHP Teacher Arizona, USA Note from BHP Team:  Possibilities abound for how to use the monthly Big Question articles, which feature great new content, in your Big History classroom. Why not take inspiration from veteran BHP teacher Kathy Hays, who has already noodled on options for connecting this resource to existing concepts, skills, … Continue reading Looking ahead: Big Q ideas for later units