Daily Life: Then, Way-Back-Then, and Now

Scott Collins, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Think about your daily routine. Your cell phone alarm goes off. You swipe to disable the alarm, quickly check social media to catch up with the overnight goings-on, and manage to delay your emergence from under warm covers to start another day. Off to school. Off to work. On … Continue reading Daily Life: Then, Way-Back-Then, and Now

How I Turned One Sceptical English Teacher into a BHP Believer

Charles Rushworth, BHP Teacher Sydney, Australia When I suggested at a recent staff meeting that it was possible to not only teach numeracy, but also causality, source and data analysis, and basic economic theory using historical economic data during one lesson, my colleagues looked at me as if I had lost my mind and started … Continue reading How I Turned One Sceptical English Teacher into a BHP Believer

WHAT’S THE STORY? USING DATA VISUALS IN 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