Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 6—“What makes humans different from other species?”

BHP Team Washington, USA This month BHP teacher Bridgette O’Connor dove into Unit 6 and its Driving Question: “What makes humans different from other species?” Here, BHP teachers share their strategies to get students engaged with the Driving Question (DQ). Read on to get Unit 6 inspiration and advice about: Which BHP activities they use … Continue reading Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 6—“What makes humans different from other species?”

Teacher Takes: Writing in BHP

BHP Team Washington, USA We’re focused on writing this month, and the Big Skills blog gets specific about our approach. For middle- and high-school teachers, it’s difficult to address the entire range of students’ writing skill level. The Big History Project course helps teachers with scaffolding strategies and tools—including a single rubric, frequent formal and … Continue reading Teacher Takes: Writing in BHP

Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 5 — How and Why Do Theories Evolve?

BHP Team Washington, USA In December’s Big Question article, veteran BHP educator Bridgette O’Connor takes on the Unit 5 Driving Question, “How and why do theories evolve?” She shares her approach to teaching Unit 5, including strategies for anticipating questions from parents who might not be comfortable with the topic of how our understanding of … Continue reading Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 5 — How and Why Do Theories Evolve?