Kicking off the year with scale and a field trip

A visit to your local planetarium is a terrific complement to any Big History course. Kathy Hays from Mesa, AZ talks about taking her students to Arizona State University. Kathy Hays Big History Teacher Mesa, AZ I was approached about teaching Big History in November 2014 and immediately fell in love with the curriculum.  From…

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HERE ARE 3 WAYS YOU CAN TEACH BHP AT YOUR SCHOOL

BHP Team Teachers around the world are interested in teaching Big History, but we sometimes hear they have trouble finding the hour in their schedule to fit it in. To help teachers overcome this challenge, we’ve created three sample course – the year-long course plan, the semester course plan, and the BHP World course plan.…

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Thinking across different scales: How I use BHP to teach historical analysis

Joe Jarvis Big History Teacher, 9th Grade Granby, CT Thinking across different scales of time and space is critical in Big History and historical analysis, and is one of the three essential skills in the Big History Project (along with integrating multiple disciplines and claim testing). The course asks students to adjust their thinking to…

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