How will we feed the world, when the world is changing?

Michelle Tigchelaar Research Associate, University of Washington Washington, USA Note from BHP Team: Food first takes center stage in the Big History Project course in Units 6 and 7, when we look at the transition from foraging to farming. Questions abound: What conditions enabled the development of agriculture? What were the effects on human society? … Continue reading How will we feed the world, when the world is changing?

BHP Teachers Tell: What Happens When You Add Science to History Class

BHP Team When folks sign on to teach the Big History Project course for the first time, an understandably common reaction (and fear!) is: Why all the science? This topic was surfaced recently in the BHP Online Teacher Community, when veteran New York-based BHP teacher Scott Henstrand asked: How has the integration of science into … Continue reading BHP Teachers Tell: What Happens When You Add Science to History Class

Astronaut André Kuipers on Space Travel, Seeing the Earth from Space, and Big History

Esther Quaedackers Lecturer in Big History, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands This past fall, over 100 Big History teachers and students eagerly listened to a captivating talk by astronaut André Kuipers. The occasion was the second Big History teachers conference in the Netherlands, held on the five-year anniversary of the introduction of the course in Dutch … Continue reading Astronaut André Kuipers on Space Travel, Seeing the Earth from Space, and Big History