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Learning log: big question unit 0
Video: What is Big History?
Story: describe the future
Video: Big History - a modern scientific origin story
Comparison: origin stories
Reading: origin story – Modern scientific
Reading: origin story - Chinese
Reading: origin story - Judeo-Christian
Reading: origin story - Iroquois
Reading: origin story – Mayan
Reading: origin story – Greek
Reading: origin story – Tat Roog
Reading: origin story – Hindu
Reading: origin story – Ancient Egyptian
Reading: origin story – Aboriginal Australian
Video: Scale in Big History
External link: Powers of 10
Observation: powers of 10
Conversion: Big History human timeline
Timeline: Universe, Earth, humans
Video: What is knowledge?
Video: What is claim testing?
Claim testing: intro
Learning log: big question unit 0 revisit
Claim testing: take 1 the Big Bang
Learning log: big question unit 1
Video: What are thresholds of increasing complexity?
Video: Threshold 1 the Big Bang
Threshold graphic: threshold 1 the Big Bang
External link: The beginning of everything
Demo: Big Bang balloon
Infographic: Big Bang
Video: What is collective learning?
Video: How did our understanding of the Universe change?
Reading: Views of the Universe - Claudius Ptolemy
Reading: Views of the Universe - Galileo Galilei
Reading: Views of the Universe - Nicolaus Copernicus
Reading: Views of the Universe - Isaac Newton
Reading: Views of the Universe - Henriette Leavitt
Reading: Views of the Universe - Edwin Hubble
Timeline: changing views of the Universe
Research task: gravitational waves
Debate: views of the Universe
Claim testing: take 2 the Big Bang
Reading: What is interdisciplinarity?
Video: Introduction to astrophysics
Your research team: the Big Bang
Learning log: big question unit 1 revisit
Claim testing: take 1 stars and galaxies
Learning Log: big question unit 2
Video: Threshold 2 stars and galaxies
Threshold graphic: threshold 2 stars and galaxies
Video: How were stars formed?
Image sequence: life cycle of a star
External link: The life cycles of stars
Comic strip: life of a star
Research task: threshold news
External link: Hertzprug Russell diagram
Graph plot: Hertzprug-Russell diagram
External link: Parallax and star distance
Demo: observing parallax
Reading: Viewing stars through time
Image sequence: telescopes through time
Claim testing: take 2 stars and galaxies
External link: Hear from an astronomer
Research task: astronomy and astrophysics
Your research team: stars and galaxies
Learning log: big question unit 2 revisit
Claim testing: take 1 new chemicals
Learning log: big question unit 3
Video: Threshold 3 new chemicals
Threshold graphic: Threshold 3 new chemicals
Object analysis: is it in there?
External link: What did stars give us?
Reading: Dmitri Mendeleev
Video: How to read the periodic table
Matching task: periodic table
Research task: superhero element
Video: What does the Universe do with chemical elements?
Reading: What do humans do with chemical elements?
Claim testing: take 2 new chemicals
Reading: Marie Curie - chemistry, physics and radioactivity
Your research team: new chemicals
Learning log: big question unit 3 revisit
Claim testing: take 1 planetary bodies
Learning log: big question unit 4
Video: Threshold 4 planetary bodies
Threshold graphic: threshold 4 planetary bodies
Image sequence: planet formation
External link: How did Earth and the solar system form?
Demo: active accretion
Measurement scale: model of the solar system
Multiple scales: what do you see? What don't you see?
Video: What was the young Earth like?
Reading: Earth's early atmosphere
Infographic: chemical abundances
Video: Plate tectonics
Reading: Planet terror
Research: biography of a continent
Research: threshold news
Claim testing: take 2 planetary bodies
Video: Introduction to the geologic time chart
Timeline: development of a theory - geology
Reading: theories of geology - Eratothenes
Reading: theories of geology - Charles Lyell
Reading: theories of geology - Alfred Wegner & Harry Hess
Your research team: planetary bodies
Learning log: big question unit 4 revisit
Claim testing: take 1 life
Learning log: big question unit 5
Video: Threshold 5 life
Threshold graphic: threshold 5 life
Comparison: how closely related are we?
Video: Life and purpose
Video: How did life begin and change
Video: The tree of life
Interpretation: the tree of life
Reading: Voyage of the Beagle
Mapping: the voyage of the Beagle
External link: How does DNA work?
External link: What is Ecology and the biosphere?
Article: living in the extremes of the biosphere
Reading: Earth and life
Research task: life of a species
Video: Hear from a biologist
External link: How we proved an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs
Reading: How to survive a mass extinction
Claim testing: take 2 life
Reading: theories of evolution and life - Lamarck
Reading: theories of evolution and life - Charles Darwin
Reading: theories of evolution and life - Crick, Watson & Franklin
Reading: theories of evolution and life - Francis Collins & Craig Venter
Timeline: development of a theory - evolution & life
Your research team: life
Learning log: big question unit 5 revisit
PBL: invent a species
Claim testing: take 1 humans
Learning log: big question unit 6
Video: Threshold 6 humans
Threshold graphic: threshold 6 humans
Reading: How did our primate ancestors evolve?
Reading: How did our human ancestors evolve?
Image sequence: early human ancestors
Comic strip: natural selection within a species
Video: What makes humans different?
Reading: Early evidence of collective learning
Essay: How has our knowledge of human origins changed over time?
Video: How did the first humans live?
Reading: First humans and foraging
Reading: Paleolithic grocery shopping
Research: hunter gatherer food diary
Mapping: human migration patterns
Claim testing: take 2 humans
Research: zoom in early humans
Video: Hear from an anthropologist
Your research team: humans
Learning log: big question unit 6 revisit
Claim testing: take 1 agriculture and civilization
Learning log: big question unit 7
Video: Threshold 7 agriculture and civilization
Threshold graphic: threshold 7 agriculture and civilization
Reading: Why was agriculture so important?
Research: biography of a crop
Compare: would you rather be a forager or a farmer?
Video: Where and why did the first cities and states appear?
Video: Agrarian civilizations
Research: social status, power and human burials
Reading: Record keeping and history
Reading: civilizations - Uruk
Reading: Civilizations - Mesoamerica (Olmec)
Reading: Civilizations - Jericho
Reading: Civilizations - East Asia (Shang)
Reading: Civilizations - Greco-Roman
Reading: Civilizations - Aksum
Reading: Civilizations - Ghana
Video: The four world zones
Reading: Growth and connection in the 4 world zones
Compare: 4 world zones
Case study: societal zoom in - world zones
Thought experiment: raise taxes or conquer?
Video: Why did civilization expand?
External link: The silk roads
Reading: A burst of innovation
Reading: explorer profile - Ibn Battutta
Reading: explorer profile - Marco Polo
Reading: explorer profile - Zheng He
Reading: explorer profile - Henry the navigator
Claim testing: take 2 agriculture and civilization
Video: Hear from a data scientist
Video: Hear from an ancient historian
Your research team: agriculture and civilization
Learning Log: big question unit 7 revisit
PBL: invent a civilization
Claim testing: take 1 our connected world
Learning log: big question unit 8
Video: Threshold 8 our connected world
Threshold graphic: threshold 8 our connected world
Video: How did the world become interconnected?
Reading: Systems of exchange and trade
Compare: mapping the connected world
Video: The Columbian Exchange
Reading: Development of the global economy
Plot: personal supply chain
Video: Global commerce and information accelerate
Reading: Industry and new sources of energy
Case study: societal zoom in - industrial transformation
Timeline: our connected world innovations
Reading: Industrial transformation & conflict
Video: Industrial transformation & social change
Societal comparison: agriculture v industrial
Case study: burst of innovation
Video: Humans and the biosphere
Graphing: the great acceleration
Video: Planetary boundaries
Interpretation: planetary boundaries
Debate: population or consumption growth?
Claim testing: take 2 our connected world
Video: Hear from a geographer
Video: Hear from a climate ecologist
Your research team: our connected world
Learning log: big question unit 8 revisit
Claim testing: take 1 the future
Timeline: scale review
Video: Thinking about the future
Video: What can we predict?
Predict: threshold 9 the future
Video: Four scenarios for the near future
Evaluation task: energy solutions
Reading: Remote futures of the continents, planets and the Universe
Table: remote futures
External link: Are we alone? Open letter from Breakthrough Initiatives
Reading: The Fermi Paradox
Predict: Anyone out there?
Video: The future of humanity
Claim testing: take 2 the future
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