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

“Origin Story” and the Future

Bridgette Byrd O’Connor, BHP Teacher Louisiana, USA Note from the BHP Team: This post references an excerpt from chapter 12 of David Christian’s new book, Origin Story, which you can download for free here.  The beauty of Big History is that from day one of teaching the course, we communicate to students that this is … Continue reading “Origin Story” and the Future

Photos Intensify Unit 9 Learning

Kathy Hays, BHP Teacher Arizona, USA They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. This was especially true when I shared the La Carretera Photo Essay from Unit 9 of the BHP course with my students and engaged them with the Highways and Change activity. The activity asks kids to interpret the extent to which … Continue reading Photos Intensify Unit 9 Learning