Tackling Content and Skills with Star Formation

Zachary Cain, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Teaching students how to recognize and understand the concept of cause and effect is fairly easy when using examples they are completely familiar with, such as, “If I don’t do my homework [cause], it will have a negative impact on my grade [effect].” The difficulty comes when you try … Continue reading Tackling Content and Skills with Star Formation

Natural Disasters: A Natural Starting Point for Causation

Kathy Hays, BHP Teacher Arizona, USA Note from BHP Team: This blog post is from Session 8.5 of Teaching Big History, BHP's online PD course for teachers. I teach Big History to a diverse population of ninth graders. As with any classroom, differentiation and extra scaffolding are necessary for meeting my learners’ needs. It’s important … Continue reading Natural Disasters: A Natural Starting Point for Causation

Teaching Writing is Hard, But BHP Score Makes It Easier

By Jason Manning, BHP Teacher New York, USA I find it difficult to teach students how to write. And for their part, students find writing essays a difficult task, one that leaves them frustrated and discouraged. What do you do when you find yourself struggling to meet the educational needs of your students? You look … Continue reading Teaching Writing is Hard, But BHP Score Makes It Easier