Don’t Forget the Reminders: Teaching Advice from Leonard Shelby of “Memento”

Bob Bain Michigan, USA I have this condition… it’s my memory… I have no short-term memory. I know who I am. I know all about myself. It’s just, since my injury, I can’t make new memories – everything fades. — Leonard Shelby, Memento (2000) With that quote, Leonard Shelby, the protagonist of the film Memento … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Reminders: Teaching Advice from Leonard Shelby of “Memento”

BHP Teacher Honored by the California Council for the Social Studies

BHP Team Washington, USA BHP covers some seriously old stuff—13.8 billion years of it. But that doesn’t mean we’re not paying attention to more recent developments. We have some big news: Erik Christensen—a BHP teacher at Granada Hills Charter in Los Angeles—is Rookie of the Year! The California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS) presents … Continue reading BHP Teacher Honored by the California Council for the Social Studies

Thinking about the causes and consequences of change

Bob Bain, Big Historian Michigan, USA Note from the BHP Team: This month, we’re digging deep into the “big skill” of cause and consequence. The following blog post is adapted from the transcript of a video (featuring Bob Bain) that you’ll find in  Session 5.1 of Teaching Big History, BHP’s online PD course. Be sure … Continue reading Thinking about the causes and consequences of change