Though this is definitely not our first rodeo, this year’s NCSS in Austin, TX is going to be very different. It’s no longer a secret that we’re launching a new course, World History Project, and the big reveal will happen at the conference. C’mon down and be one of the first to explore the materials, hear from the contributors, and talk to founding teachers about teaching World History Project in the classroom. This is such a big deal, you’ll find us at a whopping four sessions, plus the usual commotion, giveaways and conviviality at Booth #405.

If you’d like to set up a meeting to discuss teaching Big History Project or World History Project in your school or district, email us at

Curious about where else we’ll be this year? Check out Where in the World Is BHP? for a full listing of conferences we’re participating in.

Pencil These In:

  1. Coherent. Comprehensive. Consequential. What Free World History Curricula Should Be.
    Join BHP’s director, Bob Regan, in a look at open educational resources (OER) and the lessons of the Big History Project in creating our brand-new course offering: the World History Project. WHP is a free, online world history curriculum designed to help teachers meet standards and develop skills. Come find out how to join this new project.

Friday, November 22, 1:00 pm – 1:55 pm

  1. Teaching World History Through Narratives–A Classroom Perspective
    Hear a panel of founding World History Project (WHP) teachers describe how they use narratives to organize the content of the course and how students question these narratives, with moderator Trevor Getz.

Saturday, November 23, 9:35 am – 10:30 am

  • Room 8BC Level 3
  • WHP teacher panel with moderator Trevor Getz, San Francisco State University
  • NCSS session link
  1. Problems and Stories. Creating a Usable World History Experience
    University of Michigan professor and Big Historian Bob Bain discusses using big inquiry problems and multiple narrative frames to help students develop a critical and coherent understanding of the past.

Saturday, November 23, 10:40 am – 11:35 am

  1. Big History for Middle SchoolContent, Tools and Tips
    The Big History Project is full of scaffolds and supports for middle school. Find how teachers are engaging younger minds with 13.8 billion years of historical thinking and inquiry, with moderator Bob Bain.

Saturday, November 23, 4:10 pm – 5:05 pm

  • Room 12A Level 4
  • BHP teacher panel with moderator Bob Bain, University of Michigan
  • NCSS session link
  1. We’ll Be at Booth #405
    Come hang out with BHP and WHP staff and teachers! Enter our scavenger hunt raffle for a chance to win one of three iPhone 11 Pros! (Must be present to wingiveaway will be Saturday at 3:15 pm.)

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More soon!

The BHP Team

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