WHP and BHP: The Perfect Pair

Megan Shultz, BHP Teacher New Jersey, USA “Mrs. Schultz? Are we learning Big History again this year?” This is the question that Justin, a student in my eighth-grade class asked me on the first day of school. He seemed a bit confused when I told the class I was teaching them World History Project (WHP). … Continue reading WHP and BHP: The Perfect Pair

“To what extent was farming an improvement over foraging?”

Bridgette Byrd O’Connor, BHP Team Member Louisiana, USA What’s the easiest way to hook students into a lesson (or in this case a unit)? The answer that pops to mind as being at the top of that list would be food but there’s a close second—animals—in particular cute furry animals like puppies! Luckily, in this … Continue reading “To what extent was farming an improvement over foraging?”

Tackling Content and Skills with Star Formation

Zachary Cain, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Teaching students how to recognize and understand the concept of cause and effect is fairly easy when using examples they are completely familiar with, such as, “If I don’t do my homework [cause], it will have a negative impact on my grade [effect].” The difficulty comes when you try … Continue reading Tackling Content and Skills with Star Formation