Big Skills Teacher Takes: Claim Testing

Note from the BHP Team: This month’s Big Skill is claim testing, and with it, BHP students add to their vocabulary intuition, logic, authority, and evidence as they examine history and the world. If you haven’t already, read the sister blog post "Claim Testing: Pushing Past ‘I Dunno,’" by Director of BHP, Bob Regan. Bob makes … Continue reading Big Skills Teacher Takes: Claim Testing

Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 2: How and why do individuals change their minds?

Note from the BHP Team: In this month’s Big Question article, “Changing Your Mind,” veteran BHP teacher Rachel Hansen writes, “Changing your mind requires serious thought.” How do you get there? Rachel offers try-it-tomorrow recommendations on activities with narrative and thresholds, claim testing, and interdisciplinary perspectives for Unit 2 (and beyond) that help students understand why … Continue reading Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 2: How and why do individuals change their minds?

CONNECTING THE DOTS: END-OF-SEMESTER BHP MAGAZINES!

Caylan Healy, BHP Teacher Michigan, USA When I started teaching Big History, my biggest challenge was finding a guiding objective for the entire school year—and then deciding how to evaluate student understanding of it. I eventually decided that I wanted my students to be able to tell “the story of us.” Every activity we do … Continue reading CONNECTING THE DOTS: END-OF-SEMESTER BHP MAGAZINES!