Bringing Back Storytelling, One Activity at a Time

Kim Lochner, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia For thousands of years, storytelling formed the essence of our education system. Children would sit at the feet of their elders and learn life skills through emotive stories. These stories imparted practical skills that young people needed to survive in their world. But these stories weren’t simply about survival. … Continue reading Bringing Back Storytelling, One Activity at a Time

Updates to Investigation 0

Bob Regan, Big History Project Team Washington, USA Investigation 0 is our baseline writing assessment. We intend it to be used by teachers and our team to get a picture of students’ writing skills at the start of the year. To achieve this goal, we’ve designed this assessment to be completed by students without the … Continue reading Updates to Investigation 0

No Pain, No Gain

BHP’s Investigation 0 pops up the first week of school. It’s not that bad, and it’s totally worth it. Bart Shaffer, BHP Teacher Washington, USA Do I really have to start the year with a formal essay? My kids are going to hate me! Worse, what if my lower-performing students just shut down and give … Continue reading No Pain, No Gain