A history of the magnetic compass

by John Vardalas, BHP Guest Expert Industry Associate Professor, College of Arts & Letters Stevens Institute of Technology New Jersey, USA  This article originally appeared in The Institute and is also available as a secondary source document on the IEEE REACH website, https://reach.ieee.org. Note from the BHP Team: What can everyday objects teach us about history? This … Continue reading A history of the magnetic compass

Modeling Expert Learning: Letting Go of Knowing It All

Lisa Beth Carey, Assistant Director, Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education, Kennedy Krieger Institute Maryland, USA Note from BHP Team: The topic of “lead learning” comes up a lot in discussions about teaching the Big History Project course. Big History is interdisciplinary and covers a wide range of knowledge and methods, which can … Continue reading Modeling Expert Learning: Letting Go of Knowing It All

Cosmic Dust

Dr. Brian Keating Professor of Physics, University of California San Diego San Diego, California, USA Note from BHP Team: Join in, September 5-7, for an out-of-this-world conversation with Dr. Brian Keating on BHP Exchanges. Don't miss this unique opportunity to talk with an expert and ask all of your burning questions! “And yet, to me, what … Continue reading Cosmic Dust