Bloodshed at Gettysburg: Why Does Civility Matter, Anyway?

Matthew C. Moen, PhD Gettysburg Foundation Pennsylvania, USA Note from BHP Team:  We got pretty excited when we were recently connected with the folks at the Gettysburg Foundation. They’re doing incredible educational work around themes of civility and inclusion—which might not be the first two words that come to mind when the Battle of Gettysburg, one … Continue reading Bloodshed at Gettysburg: Why Does Civility Matter, Anyway?

How will we feed the world, when the world is changing?

Michelle Tigchelaar Research Associate, University of Washington Washington, USA Note from BHP Team: Food first takes center stage in the Big History Project course in Units 6 and 7, when we look at the transition from foraging to farming. Questions abound: What conditions enabled the development of agriculture? What were the effects on human society? … Continue reading How will we feed the world, when the world is changing?

Baked Ziti, Climate Change, and Critical Conversations

Chris Scaturo, BHP Teacher New Jersey, USA I grew up in a large Italian family. My grandparents were immigrants who raised 11 children through the Great Depression and WWII. The only thing they had a lot of was children. I grew up in the 1970s and ’80s. My dad was a construction worker who was … Continue reading Baked Ziti, Climate Change, and Critical Conversations