Scale Switching to Build Student Understanding

Rachel Phillips, BHP Team Learning Scientist Washington, USA "In the history of physics, every time we’ve looked beyond the scales and energies we’re familiar with, we’ve found things we wouldn’t have thought were there. You look inside the atom, and eventually you discover quarks. Who would have thought that?” — Lisa Randall, physicist Well, it … Continue reading Scale Switching to Build Student Understanding

Did You Hear That? Best Practices for Using Audio as a Reading Scaffold

Rachel Phillips, BHP Team Learning Scientist Washington, USA A note from the BHP team: This blog was originally published as a part of BHP’s free, online professional development course, Teaching Big History. To view the article there and learn even more about teaching BHP, visit the Teaching Big History portal.   Some people assert that “listening … Continue reading Did You Hear That? Best Practices for Using Audio as a Reading Scaffold

Teaching historical scale using timelines

Casey Lever, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia Each year is a new discovery when teaching BHP. This year, I’m determined to concentrate more on all things scale. My emphasis began in Unit 2, when I really wanted to zoom in and bring the application of scales in human history to the foreground to balance the truly … Continue reading Teaching historical scale using timelines