#NCSS17 Highlights: Big History’s BIG Presence

BHP Team What happens when you gather hundreds of Big History Project teachers and enthusiasts in one of the greatest cities on Earth and give them access to the founder of the field and some of the greatest minds in social studies education? A whole lot of learning, a whole lot of fun…and the occasional…

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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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ASSESSMENT IN THE INTEREST OF STUDENT LEARNING

Rachel Phillips, BHP Team, Learning Scientist Washington, USA Note: Rachel will be moderating a discussion on this topic in the online BHP Teacher Community November 6-8. Join in 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…

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