Big Skills: Narrative and Thresholds: Making History Significant

Bob Regan, Big History Project Team Washington, USA From the BHP Team: This month, we’re trying something new. We wanted to add a series of posts that focus on the instructional skills within the Big History Project course. We are calling these posts, “Big Skills.” Each month we’ll ask an expert to post about a … Continue reading Big Skills: Narrative and Thresholds: Making History Significant

Big Q connections for the classroom: How can an understanding of history help us predict the future?

BHP Team Note from the BHP Team: In this month’s Big Question article, BHP Science Advisor, Cameron Gibelyou, asks us to move beyond a pessimism for the future to the process of how to predict it. That process, Cameron argues, is to reason through the causes and effects of different possibilities, just as we do in … Continue reading Big Q connections for the classroom: How can an understanding of history help us predict the future?

How can an understanding of history help us predict the future?

by Cameron Gibelyou, BHP Science Advisor Michigan, USA Note from the BHP Team: In the face of so many dire predictions of the future and so much uncertainty, where can we find reassurance? In our past, argues BHP Science Advisor, Cameron Gibelyou, in this month’s Big Q article. Cameron contends our future isn’t one certain, … Continue reading How can an understanding of history help us predict the future?