Natural Disasters: A Natural Starting Point for Causation

Kathy Hays, BHP Teacher Arizona, USA Note from BHP Team: This blog post is from Session 8.5 of Teaching Big History, BHP's online PD course for teachers. I teach Big History to a diverse population of ninth graders. As with any classroom, differentiation and extra scaffolding are necessary for meeting my learners’ needs. It’s important … Continue reading Natural Disasters: A Natural Starting Point for Causation

Teaching Writing is Hard, But BHP Score Makes It Easier

By Jason Manning, BHP Teacher New York, USA I find it difficult to teach students how to write. And for their part, students find writing essays a difficult task, one that leaves them frustrated and discouraged. What do you do when you find yourself struggling to meet the educational needs of your students? You look … Continue reading Teaching Writing is Hard, But BHP Score Makes It Easier

A love letter to Big History

Charlotte Meijer, Netherlands BHP outreach coordinator and former BHP student  [De Nederlandse versie van deze blog post vind je hier.] Big History to me was love at first sight. Growing up, I wanted to be everything, ranging from paleontologist and archaeologist to “girl of nature” (a sort of Jane Goodall, if you will). Going to … Continue reading A love letter to Big History