CrossRoad@Meade Big History Capstone Project

You are going to identify a problem affecting the world today, and then you’ll create a vision of the future based on your chosen problem. You can choose whatever you want. Once you’ve picked out the problem, write a few sentences that address the following criteria:

1. Provide a short explanation of the problem.

Gender troupes: boys like blue, girls like pink, boys like Legos, girls like Barbie, boys like sports, girls like dance, boys like science and math, and girls like English and art. These troupes hurt the people that want to go outside these things. For example I am a girl, but I like blue, Legos, science, and creative writing. But I hate Barbie and do not really care for pink.

2. Explain how you think this problem will affect the world in 100 years.

In 100 years, these troupes become the face of people girls are expected to stick with their troupes, and boys with theirs. Teachers, parents, and other adults expect the kids to stick with the supposed area that they boys and girls like. They do not encourage them to explore their interests that are outside their troupes.

3. Propose a solution to this problem.

Encourage everyone to explore their interests. A guy likes English, encourage him to explore that. A girl likes math, encourage her to explore that. Create clubs, electives, and classes so that they can explore these interests. Have adults support their interests and help them find ways to explore them. And help them stay motivated and engaged just in general as well.

Yes, good point. Big History tries to remove the barriers between the different fields and blend them into an interdisciplinary approach.

I think the galaxies will continue to away from one another. Eventually, the universe will continue to cool and will die a frozen death.

Time cant exist without space, that's why physicists say : "Spacetime". Before the big bang, there was no space, so there was no time. As humans we experience time because we are products of the big bang. Without the big bang there would be no objects and therefore, nothing would change.

It depends on your perspective. Some people believe worse because of the non-renewable energy we use at alarming rates and the onset of global warming.

Sun is just the name we gave to our particular star. All the galaxies contain billions of stars, so you could say they have billions of suns.

  What is the largest object you have observed with your own eyes? What is the smallest object you have observed with your own eyes?

*I imagine the largest single object i have observed would be one of those stars. The smallest thing I seen is an Amoeba.

How is the Judeo-Christian origin story similar to the Greek origin story? How is it different?

I think that there are a few similarities between Judeo and Greek ,In the Greek origin story Prometheus said "made man stand upright as the gods did," and in the Judeo-Christian origin story, it is similarly referenced that "God created humans in his own."Both stories seem to imply that man was created with the purpose of resembling the image of a worshiped, divine and celestial being.

The Great Turtle
Writers often rely on origin stories to serve as the inspiration for books and films. Can you think of any examples of modern works that share elements of The Great Turtle?

I Agreed,I think that a that animals have always played a historic and significant role."" and "Finding Nemo" have something in common I think that the turtles from Finding Nemo reflect and symbolize a similar purpose to the turtle in the Iroquois origin story.

The Popul Vuh

This origin story was told by the Mayans, who lived in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico from around 250 CE to 900 CE. It’s the beginning of a long, complex story called the Popol Vuh first translated into alphabetic text from Mayan hieroglyphics in the 16th century.

The Big Bang

Cultures around the world have their own origin stories, ways in which they believe and describe how the Universe came to be.Big History is another one of these origin stories. Specifically, it is what many consider a modern, scientific origin story.

Cosmology and Faith

I Pick "CONTRAST" - Science and faith are each concerned. I chose this because Science endevours explain how, when, where, what, whereas faith tackles who and why. Also because Scientists are looking at cells and the earth and other things to draw conclusions, while those who are religious look to stories from the past and old texts.

Who Knows What?

1. What are the questions a historian would ask about what happened?

* What creatures were living in this area before the disaster?

*what effect did this have on the areas culture?

2. What kind of questions would a biologist (or another discipline of your choosing) ask about what happened?

*what effect did this have on the climate of the area?

* What creatures were living in this area before the disaster?

Easter Island Mystery

Evidence from pictures/graphs: It looks like a nice place to live and the graph shows lots of natural resources.Evidence from the article: well, it says people sailed there from polynesia. Key differences: seems like the graph actually gives the best reason for why people settled there in the first place.

Introduction to Cosmology

My thing is that our "discovering" alien life or having alien life "discover" us.The discovery of any kind of life outside of our planet would open the possibility to a universe. And that's pretty scaring.

Introduction to Astrophysics

Very inspiring! But is it "true" what she says at 3:15, that one and one is two even at the other side of the universe.

What Do You Know? What Do You Ask?

1. Come up with the single discipline that you think would be best suited to understand the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

Scientist study the processes that volcanoes undergo and what they are affected by.What caused this eruption? How can we take this new data to make predictions?

2. Explain what someone from this discipline would know or want to ask about Mt. Vesuvius.

3. Why is your discipline the best for the job?

Volcanology is steeped in the scientific and historical knowledge of volcanic data from around the world.

Complexity and Thresholds

What does complexity mean, and why is it so important? What role has complexity played in getting us to the world we live in today?

Complexity means the state or quality of being complex, its important because it can teach us something about today’s world complexity can also challenge us .Once the ingredients are arranged correctly, they can do things that they couldn’t do when they weren’t organized. A car can get you around; its component parts cannot.

History of Me

I'am Mariela Ferreira . Iam 15 years old. I from the Dominican REP. I lived GA my whole life into I moved to Philadelphia. When i was in middle school I heard about the school called crossroad were you can 2 year in one . So right now I'am doing 8th & 9th Grade together seems hard but all it takes it hard work.

How much history should a “history of me” include? What boundaries should be drawn on these?

I think the hardest part of writing a 'History of Me' was deciding where should i start? When did my History REALLY start? BUTTT I  think a History of Me should include how your birth parents met up. These people gave birth and raised you, so you are affected by them. Knowing how you came to be, in every aspect of your life, is important to you.


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