Narrative Frames and Usable Courses in History

Bob Bain, Big Historian Michigan, USA A note from the BHP team: This blog was originally published as a part of BHP's free, online professional development course, Teaching Big History. To view the article there and learn even more about teaching BHP, visit the Teaching Big History portal. What makes history useful? Usable? More specifically, … Continue reading Narrative Frames and Usable Courses in History

Updates to Investigation 0

Bob Regan, Big History Project Team Washington, USA Investigation 0 is our baseline writing assessment. We intend it to be used by teachers and our team to get a picture of students’ writing skills at the start of the year. To achieve this goal, we’ve designed this assessment to be completed by students without the … Continue reading Updates to Investigation 0

Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 1: Why do we look at things from far away and close up?

Note from the BHP Team: In this month’s Big Question post, “The Historian’s Dilemma,” veteran BHP teacher Rachel Hansen presents a predicament of historical proportions: “What should get thrown out of the [hi]story so that the essential narrative survives in a meaningful way?” It’s a head-scratcher, especially as history only gets longer and longer and bigger and … Continue reading Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 1: Why do we look at things from far away and close up?