THINKING LIKE A HISTORIAN: CATEGORIZING CAUSES

Monte DeArmoun, BHP Teacher Iowa, USA Historians and other critical thinkers must be able to identify and understand causality. Think about the current political climate of the United States. Why are we experiencing turmoil? Is there a single reason? As the first sentence of the Categorizing Causes activity in Unit 4 states, one of the…

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CHEMICAL ELEMENTS: THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!

Des Hylton, BHP Teacher Sydney, Australia The Lesson 3.1 activity Is It in There? asks students to identify whether certain elements are found in a list of everyday objects – ranging from cell phones to blueberry muffins. It’s a good one for introducing students to the prevalence of chemical elements in our everyday lives. I…

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SUPERNOVAS?! IN A SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS?! YOU GOT THIS.

Jenny Holloway, BHP Teacher Washington, USA I’ve always found BHP’s Unit 3 (Stars & Elements) daunting. On the surface, it appears that BHP teachers must master the subtler nuances of astrophysics, chemistry, and nuclear fusion to adequately teach the star life cycle. If you’re anything like me, the mere mention of astrophysics is enough to…

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