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Friday, March 15 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The Big History Project: Tools and Strategies for Improving Writing in History FULL

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Writing skills are foundational to the Big History Project. We know that good writing requires regular practice and clear, consistent feedback—but this isn’t always easy with the time pressures teachers face. In this session, BHP teachers share how they’re using BHP’s essay-scoring service, BHP Score, to help students improve their writing. They’ll also share how they use other BHP supports—a wide variety of texts, Investigations (similar to DBQs), and reading exercises—to support students with both literacy and historical thinking aims. With a combination of technology-based tools (BHP Score, texts, videos) and traditionally excellent writing techniques, this session aims to give teachers and understanding of the Big History Project’s approach to reading and writing and what this might look like in their classroom. 

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Damian Pawlowski

History Teacher: Los Gatos HS, The Big History Project
Damian Pawlowski began teaching Big History in 2013 as an interdisciplinary elective course to 9th graders at Los Gatos High School in California. Currently he teaches the BHP World History course to 10th graders in the LGHS LEAD Program. His BHP World History class is a full-year... Read More →

Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
San Carlos Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110