COUNTING CALORIES, THEN AND NOW

David Burzillo, BHP Teacher Massachusetts, USA For several years, I’ve asked my students to read Jared Diamond’s article “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race,” an excerpt from which can be found in Investigation 7. Discussing the eating habits and nutrition of early humans always raises a lot of questions for my … Continue reading COUNTING CALORIES, THEN AND NOW

Checking for Credible Sources

Y. Bonilla, BHP Score Team Arizona State University, USA *Teachers: The ASU Writing Center / BHP Score team will be hosting an extended conversation on this topic from February 27-March 3 in the BHP Online Teacher Community. Join us! While there are several steps for critical reading outlined in BHP’s “Teaching Reading” guide, one of … Continue reading Checking for Credible Sources

THE RISE, FALL, AND COLLAPSE OF CIVILIZATIONS

Rachel Hansen, Big History Teacher Iowa, USA “The situation today is like flying one of those pedal-driven contraptions with flapping wings that people created before discovering the laws of aerodynamics. At first, when the flight begins, all appears well. The airman has been pushed off the edge of the cliff and is pedaling away. But … Continue reading THE RISE, FALL, AND COLLAPSE OF CIVILIZATIONS