Stretch Student Minds by Assessing the Scale of Human Impacts

Erik Christensen, BHP Teacher California, USA Note from BHP Team: Erik and another BHP teacher co-created this activity to accompany this month’s focus on the question: How long will human impacts last? Try it out and let us know what you think in the BHP Online Teacher Community! How Long Will Human Impacts Last?, a … Continue reading Stretch Student Minds by Assessing the Scale of Human Impacts

Three Ways to Use “Origin Story” in Class

David Burzillo, BHP Teacher Massachusetts, USA Note from the BHP Team: Each of the three classroom activities below, all created by BHP teacher Dave Burzillo, references chapter 12 of David Christian’s new book, Origin Story. We’ve made the entire chapter available for free to current and prospective BHP teachers. Download here. 1. Poster Activity: The … Continue reading Three Ways to Use “Origin Story” in Class

Thoughts on David Christian’s New Book, Origin Story

Craig Benjamin, Big History Professor, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA David Christian has been the key figure in Big History ever since he essentially invented the genre back in the late 1980s. He changed my life when, as the supervisor of my PhD dissertation on ancient Central Asia, he invited me to join him … Continue reading Thoughts on David Christian’s New Book, Origin Story