Yes, we learn about the periodic table in history. No, you’re not in the wrong class.

Rachel Hansen, BHP Teacher Muscatine, USA I’ll admit, my heart races and my palms get a little sweaty when I think back to my high school chemistry class. We did not exactly see eye to eye. Mr. Hooper put up with a whole lot of sighs, eye rolls, and my futile attempts to wear a … Continue reading Yes, we learn about the periodic table in history. No, you’re not in the wrong class.

Teaching historical scale using timelines

Casey Lever, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia Each year is a new discovery when teaching BHP. This year, I’m determined to concentrate more on all things scale. My emphasis began in Unit 2, when I really wanted to zoom in and bring the application of scales in human history to the foreground to balance the truly … Continue reading Teaching historical scale using timelines

First year with BHP? Three tips to support your journey!

Vanessa Pratt, BHP Teacher and Assistant Principal Melbourne, Australia Our school has run a Year 10 elective Big History class for a few years. I was involved in the original exploration of the subject and the integration into our curriculum but had never taught it—until Semester 1 of this year. These are my top three … Continue reading First year with BHP? Three tips to support your journey!