Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 5 — How and Why Do Theories Evolve?

BHP Team Washington, USA In December’s Big Question article, veteran BHP educator Bridgette O’Connor takes on the Unit 5 Driving Question, “How and why do theories evolve?” She shares her approach to teaching Unit 5, including strategies for anticipating questions from parents who might not be comfortable with the topic of how our understanding of … Continue reading Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 5 — How and Why Do Theories Evolve?

The First Read: In the Beginning There Was Nothing, Then There Was Something…

Chris Scaturo, BHP Teacher New Jersey, USA At some point, we have all taught Ryan. You know Ryan. Ryan is “spirited.” Ryan has a smirk that kids respect and adults, well, fear. Ryan can make or break your class. Now, every Ryan is different, but in my experience, Ryan usually has a secret. He wants … Continue reading The First Read: In the Beginning There Was Nothing, Then There Was Something…

Better Readers, Better Historians

BHP Team How can improving reading skills help students become better historians? That’s a question Big History teachers have been thinking about for some time, and one we’re digging deep on this month. It’s also the focus of recently-added Session 8.3 of Teaching Big History (the online PD course for current and prospective BHP teachers). … Continue reading Better Readers, Better Historians