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
BHP Team Teaching Big History this year? Thinking about doing so in the future? The online BHP Teacher Community is great to lean on. Recently, we spotted one teacher asking another for advice on prepping for the first few units. Follow their conversation below, and then join in with ideas or questions of your own! … Continue reading WONDERING WHAT TO DO IN THE FIRST UNIT OF BHP?
Greg Dykhouse, BHP Teacher Michigan, USA One great feature of the Big History Project curriculum is the abundance of tables and graphs that students must make sense of throughout the course. Providing opportunities for students to hone their interpretation and critical thinking skills as related to data displays is valuable in developing a “master historian.” … Continue reading WHAT’S THE STORY? USING DATA VISUALS IN BHP