Big History Project explores our 13.7 billion year journey

The Big History Project explores 13.7 billion years of history – from the Big Bang to modernity.

Big history tells the complete story of how we came to be here. It tells of how stars were created, how life first developed and where the future will take us.

By sharing “the big picture” and challenging students to explore the relationship between key events over time, big history ultimately helps young people develop key critical thinking skills and the ability to better synthesize complex information.

These are skills vital not only to more advanced, discipline specific work in the sciences and humanities, but also to help students understand individual and collective impact—and potential.

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Bill Gates is providing ongoing program support to establish the Big History Project and prepare it for free, public access. It is entering the second year of a pilot program designed to create and refine a world class curriculum and online experience. Globally more than 80 partner schools are enrolled in the current pilot program.

The Big History Project brings science and history together to help Tasmanian students understand people, civilizations and our place in the universe.

In the following TED video David Christian explores the history of our world in 18 minutes and talks about the origins of the Big History Project.

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