Teaching Big History

Written By Richard B. Simon
Teaching Big History
  • Publsiher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 23 December 2014
  • ISBN : 0520283554
  • Pages : 426 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Teaching Big History written by Richard B. Simon which was release on 23 December 2014, this book published by Univ of California Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving the myriad threads of evidence-based human knowledge into a master narrative that stretches from the beginning of the universe to the present, the Big History framework helps students make sense of their studies in all disciplines by illuminating the structures that underlie the universe and the connections among them. Teaching Big History is a powerful analytic and pedagogical resource, and serves as a comprehensive guide for teaching Big History, as well for sharing ideas about the subject and planning a curriculum around it. Readers are also given helpful advice about the administrative and organizational challenges of instituting a general education program constructed around Big History. The book includes teaching materials, examples, and detailed sample exercises. This book is also an engaging first-hand account of how a group of professors built an entire Big History general education curriculum for first-year students, demonstrating how this thoughtful integration of disciplines exemplifies liberal education at its best and illustrating how teaching and learning this incredible story can be transformative for professors and students alike.

Teaching Big History

Teaching Big History
  • Author : Richard B. Simon,Mojgan Behmand,Thomas Burke
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-23
  • Total pages : 426
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving the ...

Maps of Time

Maps of Time
  • Author : David Christian
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09
  • Total pages : 642
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : Presents a new perspective for looking at history from the origins of the universe to present day....

The Structure of Big History from the Big Bang Until Today

The Structure of Big History from the Big Bang Until Today
  • Author : Fred Spier
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 113
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : The social and natural sciences have more in common than most people would perhaps suspect. This thought-provoking study, the first of its kind ever attempted, presents a single straightforward structure which unites the latest scientific views on the history of the Universe, the Solar System, Earth, life and humankind. It ...

The World Cup as World History

The World Cup as World History
  • Author : William D. Bowman
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-11-25
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : The World Cup as World History uses football’s premier event to analyze modern sports and world history. William D. Bowman traces the history of a tournament that has become a global phenomenon that generates intense political, economic, and cultural interest and profound discussions about racial, ethnic, and gender identity ...

Big History Small World

Big History  Small World
  • Author : Cynthia Stokes Brown
  • Publisher : Berkshire Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2016-12-30
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : The newest way to think about the universe becomes engaging and personal in Big History, Small World: From the Big Bang to You by Cynthia Stokes Brown. Her clear introduction to big history, divided into eight thresholds of time, is the perfect starting point for any reader intrigued by this ...

Big History Between Nothing and Everything

Big History  Between Nothing and Everything
  • Author : Craig Benjamin,Cynthia Brown,David Christian
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2013-08-09
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : Big History: Between Nothing and Everything surveys the past not just of humanity, or even of planet Earth, but of the entire universe. In reading this book instructors and students will retrace a voyage that began 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang and the appearance of the universe. Big ...

Big History

Big History
  • Author : Cynthia Stokes Brown
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : Big History tells the story of the universe, from the beginning to now, by interweaving the fields of biology, geology and anthropology to offer an all-encompassing account of Earth's history. Flowing seamlessly from the birth of the universe to life on a planet inhabited by billions of people, this is ...

The Little Book of Big History

The Little Book of Big History
  • Author : Ian Crofton,Jeremy Black
  • Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
  • Release Date : 2016-06-23
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between. Big History is the attempt to understand and condense the entire story of the cosmos, from ...

History Mathematics

History   Mathematics
  • Author : Leonid E. Grinin,Andrey V. Korotayev
  • Publisher : ООО "Издательство "Учитель"
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
  • Total pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : Our Yearbook ‘History and Mathematics’ has already celebrated its 10th anniversary and has confidently entered its second decade. The common feature of all our Yearbooks, including the present volume, is the usage of formal methods and social studies methods intheir synthesis to analyze different historical phenomena. The present Yearbook (which ...

Origin Story

Origin Story
  • Author : David Christian
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-05-22
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : David Christian, creator of Big History ('My favourite course of all time' Bill Gates), brings us the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future 'Nails home the point: Life is a miracle ... A compelling history of everything' Washington Post ...

Big History and the Future of Humanity

Big History and the Future of Humanity
  • Author : Fred Spier
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-05-06
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : "Provides an accessible and original overview of the entire sweep of history that places human history within the context of the history of life, the Earth, and the universe"--...

Big History

Big History
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : Understand how and why we got where we are today with Big History. From the formation of our universe to the present day, countless major events have changed the course of life on Earth. Big History brings together an incredible range of perspectives, using multiple disciplines including physics and sociology ...

Big History

Big History
  • Author : Paul Singh
  • Publisher : Singh Global Initiatives
  • Release Date : 2020-03
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : Big History traces the chronology of our universe from before the Big Bang to now. It raises the most important questions that concern us all and then provides answers from the naturalistic point of view. Where did everything come from? How did we get here? Why are humans so biologically ...

Exam Prep for Big History

Exam Prep for  Big History
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : Download or read online Exam Prep for Big History written by , published by which was released on . Get Exam Prep for Big History Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Remembering the Space Age

Remembering the Space Age
  • Author : United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Publisher : National Aeronautics & Space Admin
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 465
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : From the Publisher: Proceedings of October 2007 conference, sponsored by the NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch in October 1957 and the dawn of the space age....