ONE DAY, THREE MUSEUMS…13.8 BILLION YEARS OF HANDS-ON HISTORY

Greg Dykhouse BHP Teacher, Michigan, USA Covering everything Big History has to offer in just one school year can be intimidating, even to the best planners. But imagine if there were an activity that made you feel like you’d taught all 13.8 billion years of the course in a single day? On last month’s jaunt … Continue reading ONE DAY, THREE MUSEUMS…13.8 BILLION YEARS OF HANDS-ON HISTORY

BIG HISTORY SUMMER READING LIST

The best part of teaching Big History is that we're always learning right alongside our students. As the year winds down here in the US, many BHP teachers are looking for books to take with them to the beach, the mountains, or wherever they choose to unwind this summer. We asked our teacher leaders for … Continue reading BIG HISTORY SUMMER READING LIST

BHP INVITES STUDENTS TO QUESTION THE THINGS THEY “KNOW”

Chris Steussy BHP Teacher, California, U.S.A. “BIG HISTORY is where we get to ask BIG questions about LIFE, the UNIVERSE, and EVERYTHING.” That quote is lifted straight off of my curriculum, which I share on the first day of class. But I don’t share it first thing. The first thing I do is say, “Come … Continue reading BHP INVITES STUDENTS TO QUESTION THE THINGS THEY “KNOW”