BHP Team

A note from BHP: Insta-what?! You follow BHP on Facebook and Twitter, but have you seen the latest on Instagram? Three veteran Big History teachers recently created Instagram accounts that showcase their BHP classrooms. We’re super excited about them, and think you’ll be, too!

Follow, borrow ideas, ask questions, and cheer on these BHP teachers. Then, take the conversation a level deeper on Yammer.

Disclaimer: All the Instagram accounts you’ll read about below are independently run and operated by the BHP teachers who own them and are not managed or sponsored by BHP. We’re still realllllly jazzed about them, though!


Rachel Hansen of Iowa fills her Instagram with loads of photos and student work from her ninth-grade classroom. You’ll love the March Madness bracket-inspired activity that results in winning “most influential explorer in human history.” (Rachel openly acknowledges adapting this activity from one of fellow BHP Insta teacher Erik Christensen’s – @thebhpteacher – more below.) One of our favorite posts of Rachel’s was this approach to tackling Unit 8’s driving question:


Megan Schultz is an eight-grade BHP teacher from New Jersey with a knack for reflection on her Instagram. She highlights classroom differentiation in this post about the Anthropocene, where one of her artistically-inclined students creates an impressive rendering of the epoch.


LA-based teacher Erik Christensen is all about choice and accessibility in his tenth grade co-taught classroom. With plenty of videos that capture activities, Erik makes you really feel like you’re part of his classroom (and also gives great tips for your own). This part-jigsaw, part-gallery-walk activity is a great example of how he does it.

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