PREPARING TO TEACH UNIT 10

Jason Manning, BHP Teacher New York, U.S.A. One of the exciting challenges of teaching the Big History course (BHP) is Threshold 9: The Future. However, in preparing to teach “The Future,” educators are faced with this stark reality: How do you teach something that isn’t written? And how do you explain something that hasn’t occurred?…

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HOW DOES BHP WORLD EXTENSION ALIGN TO THE NEW YORK STATE WORLD HISTORY STANDARDS?

Mitch Bickman, BHP Teacher New York, U.S.A. In the spring of 2014, New York State released its K-12 Social Studies Framework, which embedded the C3 Inquiry Arc, a frame for teaching and learning. At the heart of the C3 framework are instructional shifts in teaching and learning: Inquiry is at the center Interdisciplinary connections matter…

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BIG HISTORY PROJECT: INTRODUCING BHP SCORE

A free essay-scoring service for BHP teachers Since the launch of Big History Project (BHP), we’ve partnered with the University of Michigan to carefully study the curriculum’s impact on student writing. The results have been remarkable. Across public, Title I, and private schools, students have shown significant gains over the course of the school year.…

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