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?

How Do Minerals Make Our Planet Unique?

We may think we are the first organisms to remake the planet, but life has been transforming the Earth for eons. Adapted for publication and use by Big History Project from the essay, “Mineral Fodder,” by Robert Hazen, published on Aeon.co. If you look at science textbooks and sources like Wikipedia, the separation of geology … Continue reading How Do Minerals Make Our Planet Unique?