Narrative Frames and Usable Courses in History

Bob Bain, Big Historian Michigan, USA A note from the BHP team: This blog was originally published as a part of BHP's free, online professional development course, Teaching Big History. To view the article there and learn even more about teaching BHP, visit the Teaching Big History portal. What makes history useful? Usable? More specifically, … Continue reading Narrative Frames and Usable Courses in History

Big Skills Teacher Takes: Narrative and Thresholds

BHP Team Washington, USA Note from the BHP Team: Roll out the red carpet. The instructional skills, pedagogy, and practices in BHP are getting the spotlight. Starting this month, a monthly Big Skills blog features one of the recurring foundational essential skills in BHP, so teachers can go beyond content and dive deeper into how to … Continue reading Big Skills Teacher Takes: Narrative and Thresholds

5 Ways to Focus Your 2019/20 Planning

Jason Manning, BHP Teacher New York, USA Six years ago, I was presented with the exciting opportunity to teach a new course at Oceanside High School that would replace our ninth-grade curriculum. I took on the challenge and my Big History Project (BHP) journey began. Little did I know then, my teaching would forever be … Continue reading 5 Ways to Focus Your 2019/20 Planning