Sarah Giddings Big History Teacher, 9th – 12th Grade Ann Arbor, MI When you first hear of the concept of a “Big History” approach to learning, even as a National Board certified teacher in history, it sounds intimidating. I have always felt that world history is one of the toughest subjects to teach because you … Continue reading Intimidation, Failure, and Success – Big History in a 1:1 Classroom
Alex Maduena Big History Teacher, 9th Grade Los Angeles, CA Towards the end of March of the last school year, I kept hearing one variation of this quote or another: “Alright, teacher, so I get the individual time periods, but honestly, I still don’t get how they all just fit together!” If I could summarize … Continue reading Why Big History?
Bridgette O’Connor Big History Teacher, 9th Grade Covington, LA Many of you are about to embark on an incredible journey with your students this fall as you begin teaching the Big History course. One challenging issue you might face will be answering questions from both students and parents about how the historical and scientific facts … Continue reading History, Faith, and Science