Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 6—“What makes humans different from other species?”

BHP Team Washington, USA This month BHP teacher Bridgette O’Connor dove into Unit 6 and its Driving Question: “What makes humans different from other species?” Here, BHP teachers share their strategies to get students engaged with the Driving Question (DQ). Read on to get Unit 6 inspiration and advice about: Which BHP activities they use … Continue reading Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 6—“What makes humans different from other species?”

Double Down on Writing

BHP Team Washington, USA In October, we shared an overview of the 10 Investigation writing activities that are woven into the BHP curriculum. This month, we revisit BHP’s writing focus with new materials from our professional development course, Teaching Big History. In the Big History course, writing is a tool for understanding history, and a … Continue reading Double Down on Writing

“What makes humans different from other species?”

Bridgette Byrd O’Connor, BHP Team Member Louisiana, USA The Driving Question (DQ) for Unit 6 really got me thinking about how primal we humans can be, in particular when some of our basest instincts come out. For me, this is often when I’m driving (and yelling) at people, desperately wishing I had a siren, a … Continue reading “What makes humans different from other species?”