CHEMICAL ELEMENTS: THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!

Des Hylton, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia The Lesson 3.1 activity Is It in There? asks students to identify whether certain elements are found in a list of everyday objects – ranging from cell phones to blueberry muffins. It’s a good one for introducing students to the prevalence of chemical elements in our everyday lives. I … Continue reading CHEMICAL ELEMENTS: THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!

FOCUS AND REFLECTION THROUGH THE DQ NOTEBOOK

Kathy Hays, BHP Teacher Arizona, USA We're finishing Unit 2 in my Big History class, and students recently completed their reflections on the unit’s driving question: How and why do individuals change their minds? I love the DQ Notebook activity (which, by the way, is one that’s repeated in the first and last lesson of … Continue reading FOCUS AND REFLECTION THROUGH THE DQ NOTEBOOK

LEARNING OUR WAY TO LOLLAPALOOZA

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