How can an understanding of history help us predict the future?

by Cameron Gibelyou, BHP Science Advisor Michigan, USA Note from the BHP Team: In the face of so many dire predictions of the future and so much uncertainty, where can we find reassurance? In our past, argues BHP Science Advisor, Cameron Gibelyou, in this month’s Big Q article. Cameron contends our future isn’t one certain, … Continue reading How can an understanding of history help us predict the future?

Classroom Report: Claim Testing, Unleashed

Hayden George, BHP Teacher Washington, USA Like most teachers just starting out with Big History, I did so with minor trepidation. But with each passing day, as I saw students make connections between thresholds and current events, any reluctance I had vanished. In just the first few months, Big History has taught my students that … Continue reading Classroom Report: Claim Testing, Unleashed

Healthy Skepticism: Teaching Students to Use Claim Testers

Donnetta Elsasser, BHP Teacher Washington, USA Note: This blog post is featured in Session 3 of Teaching Big History, our online training course for new and returning BHP teachers. You can delve even deeper into the topic of claim-testing there! I want them to think before they pass along potential misinformation. I also want them … Continue reading Healthy Skepticism: Teaching Students to Use Claim Testers