Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 3: How can looking at the same information from different perspectives pave the way for progress?

BHP Team Washington, USA Note from the BHP Team: In this month’s Big Question article, “Yes, We Learn About the Periodic Table in History. No, You’re Not in the Wrong Class,” veteran BHP teacher Rachel Hansen takes us through best practices for bringing the art of inquiry to life in Unit 3 of the Big … Continue reading Big Q Teacher Takes: Unit 3: How can looking at the same information from different perspectives pave the way for progress?

How Students Do the Work of Historians in the Early Units of BHP

Jenny Hollaway, BHP Teacher Snoqualmie, USA As the school year winds down, I inevitably find myself playing the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” game. Despite my best efforts, I always “shoulda” incorporated more “history” into Units 1 through 5 of my Big History course—you know, those units titled “The Big Bang” and “Stars & Elements”—the ones that … Continue reading How Students Do the Work of Historians in the Early Units of BHP

Yes, we learn about the periodic table in history. No, you’re not in the wrong class.

Rachel Hansen, BHP Teacher Muscatine, USA I’ll admit, my heart races and my palms get a little sweaty when I think back to my high school chemistry class. We did not exactly see eye to eye. Mr. Hooper put up with a whole lot of sighs, eye rolls, and my futile attempts to wear a … Continue reading Yes, we learn about the periodic table in history. No, you’re not in the wrong class.