Updates to BHP Vocab Activities!

BHP Team Vocabulary has to be more than just a list of words students memorize and bemoan. These words represent big (and sometimes medium-sized) concepts critical to each unit of the Big History Project course (BHP). And, it turns out, just memorizing the definition doesn’t always help students understand what the word means. To really … Continue reading Updates to BHP Vocab Activities!

Writing Skills: The Overview You’ve Been Waiting For

BHP Team You’ve probably heard us say once or twice that Big History is a big course with a lot of big ideas. To make sense of all this information, and to help them develop their own ideas, we encourage students to write. A lot. At the end of each unit, we ask students to … Continue reading Writing Skills: The Overview You’ve Been Waiting For

BHP Activity: How do we know what the Milky Way looks like?

BHP Team This month, we’re focusing on the big question: How do we know where we are in the Milky Way? We dig into this topic in a guest expert BHP Blog post that sets the foundation for a new, out-of-this-world activity you can use in the classroom tomorrow. In this activity, students are confronted with a … Continue reading BHP Activity: How do we know what the Milky Way looks like?