Is Evolution Evolving? Teacher Takes on Incorporating December Big Question in Class

BHP Team Note from BHP Team: As a Big History Project teacher and lead learner, you start seeing connections everywhere! You’ll probably be tempted to pull every new article, podcast episode, and documentary into class to share with your students. For a course so loaded with content, that can be tough. How do you make … Continue reading Is Evolution Evolving? Teacher Takes on Incorporating December Big Question in Class

Is Evolution Evolving?

Emily Monosson, BHP Guest Expert Ronin Institute; Adjunct Professor of Environmental Toxicology, University of Massachusetts Massachusetts, USA Adapted for publication and use by Big History Project from the essay “Unnatural selection,” by Emily Monosson, published on Aeon.co. In the forests of northeastern Connecticut, Yale PhD student Steve Brady stood in black muck. He scooped up … Continue reading Is Evolution Evolving?

Minerals and Life: Bringing new topics into Units 4 & 5

Scott Collins, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Note from BHP Team: This post is in response to the piece “How Do Minerals Make Our Planet Unique?", which discusses the evolving relationship between geology and biology, specifically as related to minerals and the development of life. Moving through the Big History narrative, we utilize the information gathered by cosmologists, … Continue reading Minerals and Life: Bringing new topics into Units 4 & 5