New Year, New Tools: BHP Score Upgrade for SY 18/19

BHP Team Throughout the BHP course, we put a lot of emphasis on writing, and the results are compelling. Our research shows that with clear, consistent feedback over the course of a year, students get better at writing. Great! How do we get even better, faster? Increase how often we give students feedback on their … Continue reading New Year, New Tools: BHP Score Upgrade for SY 18/19

Bloodshed at Gettysburg: Why Does Civility Matter, Anyway?

Matthew C. Moen, PhD Gettysburg Foundation Pennsylvania, USA Note from BHP Team:  We got pretty excited when we were recently connected with the folks at the Gettysburg Foundation. They’re doing incredible educational work around themes of civility and inclusion—which might not be the first two words that come to mind when the Battle of Gettysburg, one … Continue reading Bloodshed at Gettysburg: Why Does Civility Matter, Anyway?

How will we feed the world, when the world is changing?

Michelle Tigchelaar Research Associate, University of Washington Washington, USA Note from BHP Team: Food first takes center stage in the Big History Project course in Units 6 and 7, when we look at the transition from foraging to farming. Questions abound: What conditions enabled the development of agriculture? What were the effects on human society? … Continue reading How will we feed the world, when the world is changing?