Academic Vocabulary: From “Yawn” to Applause!

Erik Christensen, BHP Teacher California, USA We realize there are amazing connections to be made between BHP’s unit driving questions (DQs), the Investigations, and the lesson/unit vocabulary. Our teaching model uses student writing—spread over a few days during each unit—to make these connections pop. Here’s how it works: We tackle the Text Genome Part 1…

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CELEBRATE OUR COMMUNITY: NOMINATE A BHP TEACHER!

BHP Team It’s no secret that the online Big History Teacher Community is a special one. Every day, the thousands of members Share lesson plans and advice on upcoming activities Ask and answer questions about tricky course concepts and content Update each other on current events related to Big History …and so much more! We…

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BIG HISTORY: THE RESULTS ARE IN…

Mitch Bickman, BHP Administrator New York, USA It has been three years since the Oceanside School District began teaching the Big History Project (BHP). Prior to our adoption of this course, we had countless questions about it from key stakeholders (parents, teachers, and administrators). I repeatedly heard questions such as these: Who should take the…

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