CONNECTING LOCAL WONDERS WITH BIG HISTORY

Hayden Brown, BHP Teacher Western Australia, Australia Broome Senior High School, with close to 900 students, is in Broome—the remote Kimberley region some 2,500 km (1,553 miles) north of Perth in Western Australia. We have been using the Big History Project as the curriculum for the Year 7 academic extension program since 2015. This past…

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WHAT IF THE TAP RAN DRY?

A guest post by Peter Stark & Amy Ragsdale, writers and adventurers Stages of dehydration, or “desert thirst,” as named by early desert travelers and prospectors: clamorous, cotton mouth, swollen tongue, shrivel tongue, blood sweat, living death You’re seated under a lone acacia tree.  A few hours after sunrise, you’re grateful for the shade. The…

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TEACHING BHP IN A CAREER TECHNICAL SCHOOL

Rachel Riendeau, BHP Teacher Connecticut, USA There are very few blogs or discussion boards that could have helped prepared me for teaching the Big History Project (BHP) course in a 90-day rotating academic schedule at a career technical (CTE) high school. Our system offers BHP to ninth-grade students in approximately ten 10-day academic cycles over…

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