BHP Team This month, we’re focusing on the big question: How do we know where we are in the Milky Way? We dig into this topic in a guest expert BHP Blog post that sets the foundation for a new, out-of-this-world activity you can use in the classroom tomorrow. In this activity, students are confronted with a … Continue reading BHP Activity: How do we know what the Milky Way looks like?
Scott Henstrand, BHP Teacher New York, USA Note from BHP Team: This post is in response to Sarah Scoles’s piece Do You Know Where You Are in the Milky Way?. This piece discusses the scale of the Universe and how we’ve begun to understand both its makeup and our place within it, even if its … Continue reading Why It Matters
Rachel Hansen, BHP Teacher Iowa, USA Note: This blog post is featured in Session 1.1 of Teaching Big History, our online training course for new and returning BHP teachers. You can delve even deeper into the topic of what to expect teaching BHP there! The first year teaching Big History feels like drinking from the … Continue reading So you’ve decided to teach Big History