OER Project debuts at NCSS, Austin, with new course: the World History Project

BHP Team Washington, USA Everything’s bigger in Texas, as they say, and that rang true for us at this year’s NCSS annual conference in Austin, Texas. First, we unveiled a new course offering—World History Project (WHP). As if that weren’t enough, we also unveiled a new product family name—the OER Project. Finally, we showed off … Continue reading OER Project debuts at NCSS, Austin, with new course: the World History Project

The First Read: In the Beginning There Was Nothing, Then There Was Something…

Chris Scaturo, BHP Teacher New Jersey, USA At some point, we have all taught Ryan. You know Ryan. Ryan is “spirited.” Ryan has a smirk that kids respect and adults, well, fear. Ryan can make or break your class. Now, every Ryan is different, but in my experience, Ryan usually has a secret. He wants … Continue reading The First Read: In the Beginning There Was Nothing, Then There Was Something…

Better Readers, Better Historians

BHP Team How can improving reading skills help students become better historians? That’s a question Big History teachers have been thinking about for some time, and one we’re digging deep on this month. It’s also the focus of recently-added Session 8.3 of Teaching Big History (the online PD course for current and prospective BHP teachers). … Continue reading Better Readers, Better Historians