Chris Scaturo, BHP Teacher New Jersey, USA I grew up in a large Italian family. My grandparents were immigrants who raised 11 children through the Great Depression and WWII. The only thing they had a lot of was children. I grew up in the 1970s and ’80s. My dad was a construction worker who was … Continue reading Baked Ziti, Climate Change, and Critical Conversations
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?
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!