Opening

Big History is new to you, and my hope is that it provides an alternative path to success for you. You have every opportunity to get an A in this course having chosen the independent option, but what’s true for our class more generally is still true for you – working hard is still required.

This Week’s Plan

The priorities for the week are explained below. Please remember that watching the videos BEFORE jumping in is critical, please do so in order to get clear about what is expected.

Big History Set Up and Intro Videos

Specific Instructions:
No specific instructions other than to watch the below videos.

Video Links:

Please click on the below link(s) – videos provide clear instructions for the things you’re required to complete this week. Please remember that you can change the speed of these videos if you’d like to go faster/slower. You can also re-watch videos as many times as necessary.

Getting signed up with the Big History Project

Navigating the BH Website

How to take notes in Big History

Complete Lesson 1.0 – Welcome To Big History:

Specific Instructions:

  • ACTIVITY: History as Mystery – REQUIRED
  • ACTIVITY: Easter Island Mystery – REQUIRED
  • VIDEO: What is Big History? – REQUIRED
  • VIDEO: Crash Course: The Big Bang – REQUIRED
  • ACTIVITY: BH Website Scavenger Hunt – REQUIRED
  • VIDEO: A Big History of Everything – REQUIRED
  • ACTIVITY: Investigation 0 – NOT Required

Video Links:

Please click on the below link(s) – videos provide clear instructions for the things you’re required to complete this week. Please remember that you can change the speed of these videos if you’d like to go faster/slower. You can also re-watch videos as many times as necessary.

Instructions: BH Lesson 1.0 – Welcome to BH

Questions?

If you have questions at any time, please start with re-watching the instructions video(s), linked to above, or reviewing other videos in my Big History Playlist. Instructions and tutorials are added regularly. If that isn’t enough, ask your peers – they’re incredibly capable young men and women and they likely have the answers you need. If you still hit a dead end, please email me, or come see me. During class I may not be available to answer many questions, but you can always make an appointment with me before or after school, or during lunch.

Quote of the Week

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

John Muir

Big History Playlist

On Jeb’s Youtube Channel

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