A Framework for All Knowledge

Rachel Phillips, BHP Team Learning Scientist Washington, USA What’s the difference between memorizing a bunch of facts and lasting learning? Have you ever been at a party in the middle of winter where your coat gets thrown onto a bed with a bunch of other coats, and when the party is over, you have to … Continue reading A Framework for All Knowledge

Bloodshed at Gettysburg: Why Does Civility Matter, Anyway?

Matthew C. Moen, PhD Gettysburg Foundation Pennsylvania, USA Note from BHP Team:  We got pretty excited when we were recently connected with the folks at the Gettysburg Foundation. They’re doing incredible educational work around themes of civility and inclusion—which might not be the first two words that come to mind when the Battle of Gettysburg, one … Continue reading Bloodshed at Gettysburg: Why Does Civility Matter, Anyway?

Teachers of the Year and “Free Like a Puppy”

BHP Team Note: What follows below is a transcript from a speech recently delivered by Bob Regan, Director of the Big History Project, at an event recognizing Teachers of the Year in New Jersey. Veteran BHP teacher Mike Skomba was awarded Teacher of the Year for Somerset County. Let me start by congratulating everyone here … Continue reading Teachers of the Year and “Free Like a Puppy”