Three Ways to Use “Origin Story” in Class

David Burzillo, BHP Teacher Massachusetts, USA Note from the BHP Team: Each of the three classroom activities below, all created by BHP teacher Dave Burzillo, references chapter 12 of David Christian’s new book, Origin Story. We’ve made the entire chapter available for free to current and prospective BHP teachers. Download here. 1. Poster Activity: The … Continue reading Three Ways to Use “Origin Story” in Class

Big History 2018 Summer Reading List

BHP Team Take it from Big History teachers: Once you start teaching BHP, you begin making connections to texts everywhere. What follows is a list of teacher-recommended books—one per each of the course’s 10 units—generously compiled by veteran BHP teachers Ben Tomlisson and Scott Henstrand. Summer break is the perfect time to deepen your content … Continue reading Big History 2018 Summer Reading List

Assessment in the Interest of Student Learning

Rachel Phillips, BHP Team, Learning Scientist Washington, USA Note: Rachel recently moderated a discussion on this topic in the online BHP Teacher Community November. View here! Oh, assessments. They weren’t much fun as a student, and they haven’t become any more fun as a teacher! They’re hard to create, hard to grade, hard to return, … Continue reading Assessment in the Interest of Student Learning