Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: First Semester Reflections

Erik Christensen, BHP Teacher California, USA Note from the BHP Team: This is the final Teaching Diary entry for BHP teacher Erik Christensen. In this series of weekly blog posts by veteran BHP teachers, Erik shared his weekly plans, lessons-learned, and new ideas for activating learning in a BHP classroom for the first four months of … Continue reading Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: First Semester Reflections

Is Evolution Evolving? Teacher Takes on Incorporating December Big Question in Class

BHP Team Note from BHP Team: As a Big History Project teacher and lead learner, you start seeing connections everywhere! You’ll probably be tempted to pull every new article, podcast episode, and documentary into class to share with your students. For a course so loaded with content, that can be tough. How do you make … Continue reading Is Evolution Evolving? Teacher Takes on Incorporating December Big Question in Class

Minerals and Life: Bringing new topics into Units 4 & 5

Scott Collins, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Note from BHP Team: This post is in response to the piece “How Do Minerals Make Our Planet Unique?", which discusses the evolving relationship between geology and biology, specifically as related to minerals and the development of life. Moving through the Big History narrative, we utilize the information gathered by cosmologists, … Continue reading Minerals and Life: Bringing new topics into Units 4 & 5