Photos Intensify Unit 9 Learning

Kathy Hays, BHP Teacher Arizona, USA They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. This was especially true when I shared the La Carretera Photo Essay from Unit 9 of the BHP course with my students and engaged them with the Highways and Change activity. The activity asks kids to interpret the extent to which … Continue reading Photos Intensify Unit 9 Learning

Big History and the IB Middle Years Program

BHP Team The Big History Project (BHP) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program share a belief in interdisciplinary learning and inquiry. Both programs encourage students to explore big questions and to draw widely upon the insights of others when doing so. This is why we see so many schools from the IB’s Middle Years Program … Continue reading Big History and the IB Middle Years Program

BHP Teachers Tell: What Happens When You Add Science to History Class

BHP Team When folks sign on to teach the Big History Project course for the first time, an understandably common reaction (and fear!) is: Why all the science? This topic was surfaced recently in the BHP Online Teacher Community, when veteran New York-based BHP teacher Scott Henstrand asked: How has the integration of science into … Continue reading BHP Teachers Tell: What Happens When You Add Science to History Class