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Big History: A Proposal
Transcript of Big History: A Proposal
Taught the first Big History class in 1989. Where Big History and similar courses have been taught: Eight high schools for 2011 Pilot: Lakeside School (Seattle WA)
San Diego HS (San Diego CA)
Greenhills School (Ann Arbor MI)
Northville HS (Northville MI)
Rivers School (Weston MA)
Brooklyn Latin School (Brooklyn NY)
Narrara Valley HS (Narrara Valley, New South Wales, Aus)
Nossal HS (Berwick, Victoria, Aus) Big History creates a true blended learning course. Aligns to the standards of the Common Core Interdisciplinary Approach - Learning Outcomes Use various approaches to knowledge
Conduct interdisciplinary investigations
Reading, comprehending, and critically evaluating multiple sources of information
Creating, communicating and evaluating Works with partners to constantly adapt and improve the course It's free. Resources Allocation of an elective unit in 9th or 10th grade One or two teachers flexible enough to teach Internet access School agrees on cooperation and regular assessments They will pay the school to offset teachers' costs. Advancement of Education Challenges of the Project Getting the right, appropriately forward thinking schools Finding teachers that are flexible and adaptable Aligning to national curriculum standards Creating a course that must be able to work online 1989 - 2000 Sydney, New South Wales, Aus (Macquarie University) 1994 - Present Amsterdam, The Netherlands (University of Amsterdam) 2001 - Present Late 1980's Dallas, Texas (Southern Methodist University) San Rafael, California (Dominican University of California) 2003 - Present Eindhoven, Netherlands (Eindhoven Institute of Technology) 2007 - Present Brisbane, Queensland, Aus (University of Queensland) 2009 - Present Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Amsterdam University College) 1980's 1990's 2000's 2010's History of Big History/Where Implemented
How Big History Advances Education
Challenges of the Project What is our purpose? Concept of Big History