Classroom Report: Claim Testing, Unleashed

Hayden George, BHP Teacher Washington, USA Like most teachers just starting out with Big History, I did so with minor trepidation. But with each passing day, as I saw students make connections between thresholds and current events, any reluctance I had vanished. In just the first few months, Big History has taught my students that … Continue reading Classroom Report: Claim Testing, Unleashed

#NCSS17 Highlights: Big History’s BIG Presence

BHP Team What happens when you gather hundreds of Big History Project teachers and enthusiasts in one of the greatest cities on Earth and give them access to the founder of the field and some of the greatest minds in social studies education? A whole lot of learning, a whole lot of fun…and the occasional … Continue reading #NCSS17 Highlights: Big History’s BIG Presence

Academic Vocabulary: From “Yawn” to Applause!

Erik Christensen, BHP Teacher California, USA We realize there are amazing connections to be made between BHP’s unit driving questions (DQs), the Investigations, and the lesson/unit vocabulary. Our teaching model uses student writing—spread over a few days during each unit—to make these connections pop. Here’s how it works: We tackle the Text Genome Part 1 … Continue reading Academic Vocabulary: From “Yawn” to Applause!