Why Labels for Ideas Are Essential

Elfrieda H. Hiebert, PhD, UC Santa Cruz, Text Genome California, USA Note: This blog post is featured in Session 3.2, Teaching Reading of Teaching Big History, our online training course for new and returning BHP teachers. You can delve even deeper into the topic of teaching reading there! A big idea in understanding the story … Continue reading Why Labels for Ideas Are Essential

Big History: The Results Are In…

Mitch Bickman, BHP Administrator New York, USA It has been three years since the Oceanside School District began teaching the Big History Project (BHP). Prior to our adoption of this course, we had countless questions about it from key stakeholders (parents, teachers, and administrators). I repeatedly heard questions such as these: Who should take the … Continue reading Big History: The Results Are In…

Teaching Reading in History

Rachel Hansen, BHP Teacher Iowa, USA Note: This blog post is featured in Session 3.2 of Teaching Big History, our online training course for new and returning BHP teachers. You can delve even deeper into the topic of teaching reading there! I’m a social studies teacher. I don’t have an ELA credential, but writing is … Continue reading Teaching Reading in History