Join BHP at NCSS 2018!

BHP Team Headed to Chicago for this year’s NCSS Conference? The Big History Project is going even BIGGER this year – with three must-see sessions and some booth fun and happy hours to boot. If you’re interested in setting up a meeting, shoot us a note at outreach@bighistoryproject.com. Curious about where else we’ll be this … Continue reading Join BHP at NCSS 2018!

Minerals and Life: Bringing new topics into Units 4 & 5

Scott Collins, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Note from BHP Team: This post is in response to the piece “How Do Minerals Make Our Planet Unique?", which discusses the evolving relationship between geology and biology, specifically as related to minerals and the development of life. Moving through the Big History narrative, we utilize the information gathered by cosmologists, … Continue reading Minerals and Life: Bringing new topics into Units 4 & 5

BHP Activity: How Do Minerals Make Our Planet Unique?

BHP Team This month, our big question is: How Do Minerals Make Our Planet Unique? We dig through the strata in a BHP content article blog post that links to a new, rockin’ activity you can add to your lesson repertoire. In this activity, students explore the co-evolution of rocks and life on Earth. There’s some interdisciplinarity thrown in there, … Continue reading BHP Activity: How Do Minerals Make Our Planet Unique?