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?

Stretch Student Minds by Assessing the Scale of Human Impacts

Erik Christensen, BHP Teacher California, USA Note from BHP Team: Erik and another BHP teacher co-created this activity to accompany this month’s focus on the question: How long will human impacts last? Try it out and let us know what you think in the BHP Online Teacher Community! How Long Will Human Impacts Last?, a … Continue reading Stretch Student Minds by Assessing the Scale of Human Impacts

How Long Will Human Impacts Last?

A guest post by David Biello Science Curator, TED; Contributing Editor, Scientific American New York, USA Note from BHP Team: What you'll read below is a transcript from the TED-Ed lesson "How Long Will Human Impacts Last," developed by David Biello. For more, visit ed.ted.com. David will be hosting an Exchange in the BHP Online … Continue reading How Long Will Human Impacts Last?