How and Why Do Theories Evolve?

Bridgette Byrd O’Connor, BHP Team Louisiana, USA Students ask questions… they ask a lot of questions! Answering them or guiding students to find those answers is part of our job as teachers. Many BHP student questions have to do with the key point in the driving question for driving question (DQ) for Unit 5: How … Continue reading How and Why Do Theories Evolve?

Teacher Takes: Interdisciplinarity and Lead Learning in BHP

BHP Team Washington, USA Note from the BHP Team: In this month’s Big Skills article, “When You Don’t Have All the Answers… Don’t Sweat It,” BHP Director Bob Regan walks us through Big History Project’s approach toward interdisciplinarity. You don’t need to know all the answers, you just need to be OK with taking on … Continue reading Teacher Takes: Interdisciplinarity and Lead Learning in BHP

Teaching Claim Testing to Middle Schoolers

In Lesson 1.3, students are introduced to claim testing, a skill that is fundamental to Big History. The activity "Claim Testing: What Are the Claim Testers?" is the second in the practice progression for this skill. Through this activity, students are introduced to the claim testers and get a broad overview of the four types: … Continue reading Teaching Claim Testing to Middle Schoolers