TEACHING CLAIM TESTING: AN ESSENTIAL SKILL IN THE INFORMATION AGE

David Burzillo BHP Teacher Leader, Massachusetts, U.S.A. We live in the information age, so named because the ubiquity of the Internet, social media, cable, and satellite television and radio, have caused humans to face a constant flood of information. And that flood is likely to increase. According to Dr. Martin Hilbert, an assistant professor of … Continue reading TEACHING CLAIM TESTING: AN ESSENTIAL SKILL IN THE INFORMATION AGE

CLAIM TESTING HOMO NALEDI: COULD THIS BE THE MISSING LINK?

Ben Tomlisson BHP Teacher, Washington, U.S.A. One of the challenges of teaching Big History, as with all social studies and science subjects, is how we as teachers introduce students to new research and current controversies. Although this may be hard work, it’s an invaluable tool in helping students see the relevance of the course. But … Continue reading CLAIM TESTING HOMO NALEDI: COULD THIS BE THE MISSING LINK?

THE EVOLUTION OF OUR LBH QUESTIONS

Kira Sampson BHP Teacher, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia We (four classes of year 9 at a private girls school) have used the Little Big History (LBH) project as the culminating activity of the course for three years now, and the students continue to pursue their chosen objects with enthusiasm and a great deal of creativity. Our … Continue reading THE EVOLUTION OF OUR LBH QUESTIONS