Is Big History the writing-intensive course Queensland teachers are looking for?

Kim Lochner, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia I work in a small rural school, close to the border between Queensland and New South Wales (Australia). As I reflect on three years of teaching Big History, I realize it’s not the size of the school that matters, it’s the scale of the material we present that counts. … Continue reading Is Big History the writing-intensive course Queensland teachers are looking for?

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 … Continue reading Academic Vocabulary: From “Yawn” to Applause!

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 … Continue reading Celebrate Our Community: Nominate a BHP Teacher!