Big Q connections for the classroom: Is it human to automate?

BHP Team Note from the BHP Team: This month’s Big Question article, “Is It Human to Automate?” by zoologist Antone Martinho-Truswell, proposes that automation is a defining characteristic of our species. (In other words, those robots we’re all dreaming about to clean our houses? Other animals aren’t thinking about how to make this happen.) How … Continue reading Big Q connections for the classroom: Is it human to automate?

Is it human to automate?

Adapted for publication and use by Big History Project from the essay “To Automate Is Human” by Antone Martinho-Truswell, published on Aeon.co. Note from the BHP Team: What makes humans distinct from other species? In Big History, it’s argued that collective learning – the ability to pass knowledge from one generation to the next, and … Continue reading Is it human to automate?

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