We are delighted to announce that the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) has endorsed Big History to be taught as an elective in NSW schools.
From 2019 schools will be able to apply to NESA to teach Big History using Big History School Core as a Board Endorsed course in Years 9 and 10 (Stage 5). Students in Years 9 and 10 will have the opportunity to study Big History for 100 or 200 hours, and have these efforts officially recognised as part of their Record of School Achievement (RoSA), provided their school has been endorsed by NESA to do so.
The NESA endorsed Big History course overview document can be downloaded here. Full teaching resources and lesson plans can be accessed by registering for access to Big History School, and selecting Big History School Core via the 'select a course to explore' or 'teach and manage a class' options on the dashboard.
For NSW schools wishing to apply to teach Big History you can apply via Schools Online.