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
Adapted for publication and use by the Big History Project from the essay “Galactic Position System,” by Sarah Scoles, published on aeon.co. Extended learning opportunity: Curious to dig even deeper into this big topic? Resident astrophysicist Cameron Gibelyou, educator at the University of Michigan and BHP’s support for all “star stuff” held an exchange October 8–12. You … Continue reading Do You Know Where You Are in the Milky Way?
Brigid Clare Jennings, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Timelines often get a bad rap with students. By the time they’re teenagers, students equate timelines with simple activities they completed in primary school. Illustrate a timeline of your life in pictures. Draw a timeline of the Civil War. Show me your understanding of The Very Hungry Caterpillar … Continue reading LEARNING OUR WAY TO LOLLAPALOOZA