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.
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
BHP Team Bookmark this page! BHP teachers are lifelong learners by nature, and monthly Exchanges are opportunities to connect with academics and educators on the front lines of research. Got questions about stars content from Unit 3? Enter: University of Michigan astrophysicist Cameron Gibelyou. Wondering about facilitating productive classroom discourse? We bring in instructional experts, … Continue reading BHP Exchanges Calendar