Why Does My Community Look the Way It Does?

Scott Collins, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Note from BHP Team: We asked one of our long-time Big History teachers, Scott Collins, to create an activity for the course inspired by the work of Eric Sanderson and Mannahatta. Navigate to Unit 6 to view Mr. Collins' activity: Why Do We Live Here? As I read “The Old … Continue reading Why Does My Community Look the Way It Does?

Teaching Reading in History

Rachel Hansen, BHP Teacher Iowa, USA Note: This blog post is featured in Session 3.2 of Teaching Big History, our online training course for new and returning BHP teachers. You can delve even deeper into the topic of teaching reading there! I’m a social studies teacher. I don’t have an ELA credential, but writing is … Continue reading Teaching Reading in History

Using BHP Data to Support Student Growth Goals

Loren Rozanski, BHP Teacher Connecticut, USA A note from the BHP Team: We love that BHP teachers are using data from BHP Score reports to inform student learning goals and data demands of their districts. What follows is the approach of one such teacher. We saw an opportunity to have Bob Bain weigh in on … Continue reading Using BHP Data to Support Student Growth Goals