• Trevor Getz Honored by the AHA

    By Bennett Sherry
    January 3, 2020

    “A kid in a ball pit.” “Prolific.” “Inspiring.” “Dream big or go home.” “A warm, crackling bonfire.” These are all words and phrases colleagues of Trevor Getz use to describe him. Those who know Trevor—students, friends, and historians—will doubtless read these words below and smile knowingly. But they will also certainly come to the same one-word conclusion: deserving. Trevor has been…

    • 2 Jan 2020
  • OER Project: An Origin Story

    The cat’s officially out of the bag: the Big History Project course (BHP) has found its perfect pairing with the introduction of World History Project. Our new family of two also has a shiny new name: OER Project. In true BHP fashion, read on for the OER Project “origin story” and learn more about why we went from one course to two.

    Before we go any further, let’s define OER: No, it’s not what you use…

    • 17 Dec 2019
  • What’s Next?: A WHP Update

    We hope you’ve had a chance to dive into the new World History Project (WHP) course. Maybe you’ve checked out one of our new videos, which range in topic from how to use frames in history, to the Comanche empire, to decolonization and the Cold War in the Caribbean. Or perhaps you’ve explored some of our activities, which not only scaffold skills such as sourcing, contextualization, and continuity and…

    • 6 Dec 2019
  • Introducing the World History Project

    It’s finally here. Two years in the making. From the folks who brought you the Big History Project, we are beyond excited to announce our next history curriculum – the World History Project. Our family has grown, and it’s a big enou...
    • 14 Nov 2019
  • The World History Project: 3 Highlights from the Course

    Mike Burns, WHP TeacherHanoi, Vietnam I’ve had the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the World History Project (WHP) as a pilot teacher for the past two years. As one of the pilot teachers for the Big History Project (BHP) in the pas...
    • 12 Nov 2019
  • Lessons Learned from My WHP Classroom

    Rob Valenti, WHP Teacher New York, USA I’m an avid listener of podcasts. I love to bounce around and listen in on topics that are both within and outside my discipline. I recently heard one podcast where the host said, “Saying I don&rsqu...
    • 12 Nov 2019
  • Top 5 Reasons to Teach WHP

    Angela Flakker, WHP TeacherNew Jersey, USA It’s time to admit the truth: Teaching a world history course is challenging! There is so much history to analyze that it can become extremely overwhelming for both students and teachers. World History...
    • 12 Nov 2019