Big History, a high school social studies course covering 13.7 billion years of shared history, examines the Universe from the Big Bang to modernity, and explores common themes and patterns that can help us better understand people, civilizations and the world we live in.
BHB (the second half of a two-semester course) covers the final 5 units of the Big History course, “Humans and Civilization”:
- Unit 6: Early Humans
- Unit 7: Agriculture and Civilization
- Unit 8: Expansion and Interconnection
- Unit 9: Acceleration
- Unit 10: The Future
The Big History course as a whole provides an overview of scientific concepts in an historic context, focusing on four major themes: “Thresholds of Increasing Complexity”, “Differing Scales in Space and Time”, “Claims Testing” and “Collective Learning”.
Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.