Rachel Hansen, BHP Teacher Iowa, USA Note from BHP Team: In this post, Rachel mentions Big History's free essay-scoring service, BHP Score. You can learn more about BHP Score here. I love to write, but I haven’t always. When I left my small, rural high school for the opportunity of a big university education, I … Continue reading Five Ways to Help Students Become Better Writers
BHP Team Vocabulary has to be more than just a list of words students memorize and bemoan. These words represent big (and sometimes medium-sized) concepts critical to each unit of the Big History Project course (BHP). And, it turns out, just memorizing the definition doesn’t always help students understand what the word means. To really … Continue reading Updates to BHP Vocab Activities!
BHP Team You’ve probably heard us say once or twice that Big History is a big course with a lot of big ideas. To make sense of all this information, and to help them develop their own ideas, we encourage students to write. A lot. At the end of each unit, we ask students to … Continue reading Writing Skills: The Overview You’ve Been Waiting For