Big Skills Teacher Takes: Narrative and Thresholds

BHP Team Washington, USA Note from the BHP Team: Roll out the red carpet. The instructional skills, pedagogy, and practices in BHP are getting the spotlight. Starting this month, a monthly Big Skills blog features one of the recurring foundational essential skills in BHP, so teachers can go beyond content and dive deeper into how to … Continue reading Big Skills Teacher Takes: Narrative and Thresholds

No Pain, No Gain

BHP’s Investigation 0 pops up the first week of school. It’s not that bad, and it’s totally worth it. Bart Shaffer, BHP Teacher Washington, USA Do I really have to start the year with a formal essay? My kids are going to hate me! Worse, what if my lower-performing students just shut down and give … Continue reading No Pain, No Gain

New School Year. New Content. Here’s My Plan.

Zachary Cain, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA For many of us, the school year has just wrapped up, and the call of the pool and David Christian’s newest book are all but irresistible. Yet, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water (cue the theme from Jaws), Big History has announced … Continue reading New School Year. New Content. Here’s My Plan.