What’s wrong with rigor? BHP will shift your mindset

by Bart Shafer, BHP teacher Washington, USA Will my students just shut down? Can they really succeed with this amount of reading and writing? There’s no way they can keep up with this pace! This is TOO HARD! I teach at the most diverse high school in the state. With 58 languages spoken and kids … Continue reading What’s wrong with rigor? BHP will shift your mindset

Why I now teach BHP as a full course

I first heard about the Big History Project a few years ago, at a presentation by Bob Bain at the National Council of the Social Studies. The course intrigued me. Why? Well, like many teachers, I was concerned with history so frequently being presented as “one darn thing after another”—simply a list of facts to memorize and forget after the test.

Five reasons to teach Big History

Casey Lever, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia  Teaching the Big History Project course fosters a love of learning, a critical mind, and the courage to meet the future. First, let me make it clear where I am coming from: the Australian Curriculum: History provides a rigorous, traditional, and truly valid approach to the discipline of history … Continue reading Five reasons to teach Big History