I Still Can’t Say Australopithecus (and Other Confessions of Veteran Bhp Teachers)

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)

HELPING TEACHERS MAKE WARRANTED CLAIMS ABOUT LEARNING: BHP’S RESIDUAL BENEFIT

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

CHEMICAL ELEMENTS: THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!

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!