Why I now teach BHP as a full course

I first heard about the Big History Project a few years ago, at a presentation by Bob Bain at the National Council of the Social Studies. The course intrigued me. Why? Well, like many teachers, I was concerned with history so frequently being presented as “one darn thing after another”—simply a list of facts to memorize and forget after the test.

Looking ahead: Big Q ideas for later units

Kathy Hays, BHP Teacher Arizona, USA Note from BHP Team:  Possibilities abound for how to use the monthly Big Question articles, which feature great new content, in your Big History classroom. Why not take inspiration from veteran BHP teacher Kathy Hays, who has already noodled on options for connecting this resource to existing concepts, skills, … Continue reading Looking ahead: Big Q ideas for later units

Where would we be without bugs? Teacher takes on incorporating January Big Question in class

BHP Team Note from BHP Team:  Possibilities abound for how to use this month’s Big Question article in your Big History classroom. Take inspiration from fellow BHP teachers who have already noodled on options for connecting this resource to concepts, skills, and more in the BHP curriculum for this month, and check out a post … Continue reading Where would we be without bugs? Teacher takes on incorporating January Big Question in class