Using Claim Testers

Donnetta Elsasser, BHP Teacher Washington, USA Note: This blog post is featured in Session 3 of Teaching Big History, our online training course for new and returning BHP teachers. You can delve even deeper into the topic of claim-testing there! “Research shows…” “Well, I heard…” When my students say things like that, I always ask…

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A BHP NEWBIE

BHP Team and Collyn Gaffney, BHP Teacher North Carolina, USA Teaching Big History for the first time this year? If you’re oscillating between thinking it’s the best curriculum ever and wanting to pull your hair out because… #science, you’re not alone. Last year, first-time BHP teacher Collyn Gaffney chronicled the ups and downs of her…

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WE USED TO BELIEVE THAT?! CHANGING VIEWS OF THE UNIVERSE

Jami McLing, BHP Teacher Idaho, USA Why do our views or our understanding of something sometimes change over time? Is it because we get new information? Is it because of personal experiences? A combination of both? Or something else entirely? When I first introduce the Changing Views Timeline activity from Lesson 2.1, my middle school…

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