BHP’s Impact On My Classroom Communication and Attitudes

Sarah Giddings Big History Teacher, 9th – 12th Grade Ann Arbor, MI Greetings from the great white North! I’m sure this could describe many places right now, but it currently describes the view outside of my window. I thought I would take some time to discuss how my students communicate—due in part to the type … Continue reading BHP’s Impact On My Classroom Communication and Attitudes

To die like an Egyptian: A quick anecdote of BHP’s impact on one of my IEP students

Andrea Wilford Big History Teacher, 9th Grade Muscatine, IA Unit 7 uses a "Ways of Knowing" activity called “Social Status, Power and Human Burials” to introduce students to the impact of farming on creating wealth, human hierarchies and divisions of labor.  Students examine the pictures below to make inferences, as a historian would, as to … Continue reading To die like an Egyptian: A quick anecdote of BHP’s impact on one of my IEP students

Intersections, Crossroads, Linkages: Ways to Connect Big History

Sarah Giddings Big History Teacher, 9th – 12th Grade Ann Arbor, MI As 2015 dawned, it also marked a turning point in my school’s participation in the Big History Project—we reached the halfway point in the thresholds of the world! That is an accomplishment for my students. Because I work with 100% at-risk youth, many … Continue reading Intersections, Crossroads, Linkages: Ways to Connect Big History