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. Each of these was developed in partnership with our Teacher Leaders so that they reflect the reality of the classroom. Of course, none will be perfect. These are intended as examples, not rigid pacing guides. The following course plans are available:
BHP Year-Long & Semester Course Plans
Big History is comprehensive yet customizable. The images below illustrates one way to teach Big History over a full year and semester. Use our ready-made pacing guide and lessons, or create your own using our robust content library. You know what’s best for your students better than anyone else. We strive to provide the support and flexibility you need to deliver.
BHP World Course Plan
What can the birth of stars tell us about agrarian civilizations and colonial empires? What patterns emerge throughout the global conflicts of the 20th century? BHP World includes selected World History topics and utilizes the Big History framework to surface new questions, insights, and world views. A perfect prep course for AP World, use our ready-made pacing guide and lessons or create your own using our robust content library.
If you want more detail than this overview, click here to see the full BHP World course outline.
Start your journey as a Big History teacher, visit the Big History Project website to register for a free teacher account and access to our curriculum.