Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 4: How and Why Do Theories Become Generally Accepted?

BHP Team Washington, USA  Note from the BHP Team: In this month’s Big Question article, veteran BHP teacher Bridgette O’Connor tackles the Unit 4 Driving Question, “How and why do theories become generally accepted?” She explores her approach to Unit 4, which she finds is filled with engaging student activities and many chances for students … Continue reading Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 4: How and Why Do Theories Become Generally Accepted?

My Adventure with Dr. Robert Ballard and His Corps of Exploration

Scott Collins, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Where would we be without explorers? What would life be like if our search for answers stopped at our city limits; if no one was willing to ford the river to search the lands on the other side? Thankfully, this question is merely rhetorical, as our species has always … Continue reading My Adventure with Dr. Robert Ballard and His Corps of Exploration

When You Don’t Have All the Answers… Don’t Sweat It

Bob Regan, BHP Director Washington, USA What does science have to do with history? What does the death of a star tell us about a civilization? What does a geologist have to say about how people lived? These are some of the most common questions we get from teachers and students new to Big History. … Continue reading When You Don’t Have All the Answers… Don’t Sweat It