HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE BIG HISTORY

Todd Nussen, BHP Teacher New York, U.S.A. I’ve met many world history teachers who were apprehensive about taking the leap into Big History. That’s a perfectly natural reaction. A first-year teacher might very well find BHP daunting in its scope and complexity, but an experienced world history teacher who has already worked hard to fit … Continue reading HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE BIG HISTORY

C3 IN SOCIAL STUDIES: HOW DO WE GET BEYOND THE BUZZ AND ACTUALLY DO IT?

David Burzillo BHP Teacher, Massachusetts, U.S.A. There’s a lot of talk in education circles about C3. It typically includes a lot of buzzwords and acronyms. Those discussions are important. But how do you actually do C3 in the classroom? I’m going to be at the Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies (NERC) next week … Continue reading C3 IN SOCIAL STUDIES: HOW DO WE GET BEYOND THE BUZZ AND ACTUALLY DO IT?

SHARING STUDENT WORK WITH A LITTLE BIG HISTORY EVENT

Damian Pawlowski Big History Teacher, California, U.S.A. One of the most exciting aspects of teaching Big History is sharing the awesome narrative of the course with students. As we work our way through the eight thresholds and various themes of the course, the greater story of Big History becomes clear and students begin to view … Continue reading SHARING STUDENT WORK WITH A LITTLE BIG HISTORY EVENT