BHP Team We recently spotted one of our veteran BHP teachers in the online community confessing to never having tried a popular BHP activity. Another veteran teacher responded with this: So, of course we worked with Joe to gather a list of “True Confessions” from other long-time BHP teachers. The course can be an intimidating … Continue reading I Still Can’t Say Australopithecus (and Other Confessions of Veteran Bhp Teachers)
Bob Bain University of Michigan Big History Project Students in Big History Project course learn to make warranted claims, a vital element in critical thinking and rational discourse. Since at least the time of Aristotle, this has been a valued goal of teachers and teaching, though it was philosopher Stephen Toulmin who, in his seminal … Continue reading HELPING TEACHERS MAKE WARRANTED CLAIMS ABOUT LEARNING: BHP’S RESIDUAL BENEFIT
Des Hylton, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia The Lesson 3.1 activity Is It in There? asks students to identify whether certain elements are found in a list of everyday objects – ranging from cell phones to blueberry muffins. It’s a good one for introducing students to the prevalence of chemical elements in our everyday lives. I … Continue reading CHEMICAL ELEMENTS: THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!