Reflection and revision: we love it. And Big History teachers are all about it! This conversation from the BHP Online Teacher Community caught our attention. It starts with one teacher posing the question:
What are your essentials, that without them, it’s just not BHP (concepts, lessons, activities, habits of mind, etc.)? What kinds of skills and habits do you want to guarantee that students walk out of your classroom with?
We think this is an especially important point to consider, as there’s no way you can cover everything in the BHP curriculum in a school calendar year. By zooming out and focusing on the big picture (and the essential skills and concepts reinforced throughout the course), you’re in for a sweeter ride.
Scroll down to read what these BHP teachers have to say, and then join in with your own thoughts!