Mini-Thresholds of Life!

David Dunkin Big History Teacher, 9th Grade Seattle, WA In Unit 5 my class did a version of the Mini-Thresholds activity and groups came up with a new mini-threshold for life. Students first had to make up a threshold card with a quote from a reputable source. They had to defend the importance of their choice and…

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Pacing Challenge is a Small Price to Pay for these Teaching Moments

Shawn Bean Big History Teacher, 9th Grade Chicago Heights, IL We were warned.  This summer when we were preparing for the Big History Course, we were told several times to be careful not to get to bogged down on the first 5 units if we were doing the World History version of BHP.  And yet,…

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My Work With CrashCourse – BHP Expert David Baker

David Baker Big Historian CrashCourse is a popular YouTube channel that gives a 10-15 minute breakdown of any concept or topic: from American history, to ecology, to English literature – and now Big History. As a lecturer in Big History at the University of Amsterdam, I had the pleasure of collaborating on a 10 episode series…

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