Teotihuacan: Artifacts and Symbols

BHP Team This activity, created by Louisiana-based BHP teacher Bridgette O’Connor, gets students closely examining the artifacts and symbols of the ancient civilization Teotihuacan (which existed from around 100 BCE to 550 CE in what is today Central Mexico). Students document the conditions surrounding the discovery of certain artifacts, explain how these items teach us … Continue reading Teotihuacan: Artifacts and Symbols

New York’s Collect Pond as a Big History Case Study

Scott Henstrand, BHP Teacher New York, USA This month, we’re diving deep into th e story of the Collect Pond as covered by Eric Sanderson and the Mannahatta Project. We’ve made a passage from Mannahatta available for free to all Big History teachers here. Take a look! What follows is a reflection on this passage by … Continue reading New York’s Collect Pond as a Big History Case Study

THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT THE FUTURE

Todd Nussen, BHP Teacher New York, USA From preparing for the potential impact of a changing climate, to working out methods to feed a quickly growing population, it certainly seems that we’re concerned about our future. As history teachers, we feel obligated to make sure our students understand their world today. Don’t we also have … Continue reading THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT THE FUTURE