Teotihuacan: Artifacts and Symbols

BHP Team This activity, created by Louisiana-based BHP teacher Bridgette O’Connor, gets students closely examining the artifacts and symbols of the ancient civilization Teotihuacan (which existed from around 100 BCE to 550 CE in what is today Central Mexico). Students document the conditions surrounding the discovery of certain artifacts, explain how these items teach us … Continue reading Teotihuacan: Artifacts and Symbols

Tackling Teotihuacan in My BHP-World Classroom

Hajra Saeed, BHP Teacher California, USA Unit 7 (Agriculture and Early Civilizations) of the Big History Project curriculum is absolutely packed with content. Because I teach BHP-World, I strive to cover the content in as much depth as possible, which often means I’m pressed for time. I do like to add new activities, but because … Continue reading Tackling Teotihuacan in My BHP-World Classroom

Astronaut André Kuipers on Space Travel, Seeing the Earth from Space, and Big History

Esther Quaedackers Lecturer in Big History, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands This past fall, over 100 Big History teachers and students eagerly listened to a captivating talk by astronaut André Kuipers. The occasion was the second Big History teachers conference in the Netherlands, held on the five-year anniversary of the introduction of the course in Dutch … Continue reading Astronaut André Kuipers on Space Travel, Seeing the Earth from Space, and Big History