I first heard about the Big History Project a few years ago, at a presentation by Bob Bain at the National Council of the Social Studies. The course intrigued me. Why? Well, like many teachers, I was concerned with history so frequently being presented as “one darn thing after another”—simply a list of facts to memorize and forget after the test.
Kim Lochner, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia When my husband collected me from the airport, he warned me that I might get a shock when I got home. Although I’d been away only two weeks, we were experiencing an oppressive Australian summer. There had been scorching temperatures and no rain; everything had turned brown and crisp. … Continue reading The Power of Vocabulary
Rachel Hansen, BHP Teacher Iowa, USA Note from the BHP Team: Inspired by this blog to be a part of the Big History Project community? Sign up today and get access to hundreds of free activities, resources, and tools that span 13.8 billion years of history! How close can we get to the Sun? Why does … Continue reading Teacher as Lead Learner: Getting Comfortable with Not Knowing