Where would we be without bugs?

Dr. Michael Wall, BHP Guest Expert Curator of Entomology, San Diego Museum of Natural History California, USA Note from BHP Team: Bugs: the tiniest of creatures, with a big impact on history. Curator of Entomology Michael Wall, from the San Diego Natural History Museum, covers the history of insects in this month’s Big Question content update. … Continue reading Where would we be without bugs?

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?

Baked Ziti, Climate Change, and Critical Conversations

Chris Scaturo, BHP Teacher New Jersey, USA I grew up in a large Italian family. My grandparents were immigrants who raised 11 children through the Great Depression and WWII. The only thing they had a lot of was children. I grew up in the 1970s and ’80s. My dad was a construction worker who was … Continue reading Baked Ziti, Climate Change, and Critical Conversations