Claim Testing: Pushing Past “I Dunno”

Bob Regan, Big History Project Team Washington, USA What makes a great response from a student? It’s not enough to have the right answer – they have to defend it. Making a claim and supporting it well turns students into scholars, kids into citizens, shouted out answers into conversations. Now, this transformation isn’t instantaneous, but … Continue reading Claim Testing: Pushing Past “I Dunno”

Big Skills: Narrative and Thresholds: Making History Significant

Bob Regan, Big History Project Team Washington, USA From the BHP Team: This month, we’re trying something new. We wanted to add a series of posts that focus on the instructional skills within the Big History Project course. We are calling these posts, “Big Skills.” Each month we’ll ask an expert to post about a … Continue reading Big Skills: Narrative and Thresholds: Making History Significant

Virtual PLCs are here! (And, they’re free.)

BHP Team Washington, USA Recently, we announced our BHP Summer Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in several cities throughout the US. At these sessions, BHP teachers meet face-to-face, learn about course updates, discuss challenges and best practices, and get a leg up on the new school year. We wish every teacher could attend. But since we’ve … Continue reading Virtual PLCs are here! (And, they’re free.)