Mannahatta Deep-Dive

BHP Team This past summer, the BHP team was looking for a compelling guest to chat with Big History teachers at a meeting in New York City. We were lucky to stumble upon Eric Sanderson from the Wildlife Conservation Society, whose work with the Mannahatta Project overlaps with many themes from the BHP course. Fast-forward … Continue reading Mannahatta Deep-Dive

Why Does My Community Look the Way It Does?

Scott Collins, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Note from BHP Team: We asked one of our long-time Big History teachers, Scott Collins, to create an activity for the course inspired by the work of Eric Sanderson and Mannahatta. Navigate to Unit 6 to view Mr. Collins' activity: Why Do We Live Here? As I read “The Old … Continue reading Why Does My Community Look the Way It Does?

New York’s Collect Pond as a Big History Case Study

Scott Henstrand, BHP Teacher New York, USA This month, we’re diving deep into th e story of the Collect Pond as covered by Eric Sanderson and the Mannahatta Project. We’ve made a passage from Mannahatta available for free to all Big History teachers here. Take a look! What follows is a reflection on this passage by … Continue reading New York’s Collect Pond as a Big History Case Study