In the news: First-ever direct image of a black hole

Cameron Gibelyou, BHP Science Advisor Michigan, USA A note from BHP: To capture the excitement of the black hole image and your questions about it, Cameron will be holding a special Yammer Exchange, Monday, April 15th. Join in on the fun, and get all your “supermassive” questions answered about black holes! What’s the news? If … Continue reading In the news: First-ever direct image of a black hole

How I’m getting ready to teach Big History

Stephen Andrews, BHP Teacher New Jersey, USA So, imagine that you’re in a department meeting and your supervisor casually tells you that you’ll be teaching a new course next year...one that covers 13.8 billion years of history in one 180-day school year. You would probably freak out. I know I did at first! I’ve taught … Continue reading How I’m getting ready to teach Big History

Astronaut André Kuipers on Space Travel, Seeing the Earth from Space, and Big History

Esther Quaedackers Lecturer in Big History, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands This past fall, over 100 Big History teachers and students eagerly listened to a captivating talk by astronaut André Kuipers. The occasion was the second Big History teachers conference in the Netherlands, held on the five-year anniversary of the introduction of the course in Dutch … Continue reading Astronaut André Kuipers on Space Travel, Seeing the Earth from Space, and Big History