Big History Project
                By: Muni Begum

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 - people cut trees. and there is too much smoke.
.2. Explain how you think this problem will affect the world in 100 years- This problem will eventually end the world. people will start getting sick and than die.
.3. Propose a solution to this problem.- i THINK WE SHOULD PLANT MORE TREES.

Global Warming

Crash Course Big History: The Big Bang

Crash Course is a fast, funny, irreverent look at history. In this episode, brothers John and Hank Green gives us their take on what makes Big History so darn important.

I learned that about 380,000 years after the big bang the plasma ended. First when the plasma ended we could form atoms. And it ended because after 380,000 years after the big bang the temperature of universe has dropped to about 3,000 degrees that about the temperature at the cooler stars.

Quiz: Welcome to the Big History


I learned that the capillary containing red blood cells in a roughly lymphocyte.

Think about the following questions. Choose one and share your answer below in the discussion area.

  • What is the largest object you have observed with your own eyes? A table
  • What is the smallest object you have observed with your own eyes?  insects

BANG! The Universe Verse Book 1
Quiz: Origin Stories

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Think about answers to the following questions:

1. What are the questions a historian would ask about what happened? The questions a historian would ask would be what Historians ask many kinds of questions that help them try to understand the past.

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

Your job is to assemble the best research team possible to most deeply understand the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

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

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?

Quiz: What Are Disciplines?

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Take about 4 minutes to write a "history of you." Set a timer if you have to—you really should make this quick! Stop reading the instructions for this activity now and start writing! After you’ve finished writing, come back to see how many of the following topics you included in your history.

Did you write about…

  • your time in high school?
  • your childhood?
  • your parents?
  • your parents' childhoods?
  • your grandparents?
  • anything that happened over 100 years ago?
  • anything that happened over 1,000 years ago?

Quiz: My Big History

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Glossary: What Is Big History?
One Student of Big History

Guide, Slides, and Text Reader

2. The Big Bang

Quiz: How Did Our Understanding of the Universe Change?

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Think about the following statements:

1. We have a sense of what happened during the first few minutes of the Big Bang.

2. The four fundamental forces are gravity, electromagnetism, strong nuclear force, and weak nuclear force.

3. As the Universe expanded, it got hotter.

4. The formation of the first atoms had an effect on the Universe.

5. Cosmic background radiation is compelling evidence that supports the Big Bang theory.

2.2—Claim Testing

Remember, we are presented with “claims” in everyday life. Your job in this activity is to evaluate the following claims:

  • Scientists know the ingredients and Goldilocks Conditions that led to the Big Bang.
  • The Universe was completely dark until the first stars lit up.
  • Scientists can explain the history of the Universe from the instant of the Big Bang to the present.
  • New astronomy tools enable scientists to test existing theories about the Universe and develop new theories.

Pick one of these claims and decide if you think it’s true or false. Then, decide which claim tester (intuition, evidence, logic, authority) helps support your assertion that it’s true or false.

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3.0—How Were Stars Formed?

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3.1—Creation of Complex Elements

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3.2—Way of Knowing: Stars and Elements

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4.0—Earth & the Formation of Our Solar System

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4.2—Why Is Plate Tectonics Important?

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4.3—Ways of Knowing: Our Solar System and Earth


Your job is to assemble the best research team possible to most deeply understand if it would be possible for humans to one day inhabit Mars.

1. Come up with the single discipline that you think would be best suited to understand if humans could inhabit Mars.

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

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

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5.0—What Is Life?

5.1~ How did life begin and change?

6.0—How Our Ancestors Evolved

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6.1—Ways of Knowing: Early Humans

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6.2—Collective Learning

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6.3—How Did the First Humans Live?

How Did The First Humans Live?

For 95 percent of their time on Earth, humans have sustained themselves by foraging, that is, by hunting and gathering food from their natural environment.

From Foraging to Food Shopping

Genealogy and Human Ancestry

In this video, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., explains how three types of genetic tests helped him understand his own family history, and then goes on to explain how these same tests can help scholars reconstruct the past 60,000 years of human migration.

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7.0—The Rise of Agriculture

Threshold 7: Agriculture

Why Was Agriculture So Important?

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.1—The First Cities and States Appear

Fueled by surplus crops, agriculture led to the formation of the world's first large-scale civilizations.

7.2—Ways of Knowing: Agriculture and Civilization

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Why Did Civilizations Expand?


8.1—Exploration & Interconnection

How Did the World Become Interconnected?

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8.2—Commerce & Collective Learning

Where and Why Did the First Cities and States Appear?


Threshold 8: The Modern Revolution