Engaging with Experts in the BHP Teacher Community

Casey Lever, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia Like everyone’s interaction with BHP, mine is evolving. But unlike a lot of the incredibly switched-on people who teach Big History, it takes me time to learn new things. Recently, I’ve begun to pay attention to the BHP Exchanges, reading them and even participating in a couple. In case, … Continue reading Engaging with Experts in the BHP Teacher Community

THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT THE FUTURE

Todd Nussen, BHP Teacher New York, USA From preparing for the potential impact of a changing climate, to working out methods to feed a quickly growing population, it certainly seems that we’re concerned about our future. As history teachers, we feel obligated to make sure our students understand their world today. Don’t we also have … Continue reading THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT THE FUTURE

HELLO? IS ANYONE OUT THERE?

Jillian Turner, BHP Teacher Sydney, Australia My students LOVE talking about aliens; whether they’re out there, what they might look like, and how we might communicate with them. We started off Lesson 10.3 with the Drake Equation activity to get my students thinking critically about the future and the possibility of intelligent life beyond Earth. … Continue reading HELLO? IS ANYONE OUT THERE?