Teaching Big History

Written By Richard B. Simon
Teaching Big History
  • Publsiher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 23 December 2014
  • ISBN : 0520283554
  • Pages : 426 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Teaching Big History written by Richard B. Simon which was release on 23 December 2014, this book published by Univ of California Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving the myriad threads of evidence-based human knowledge into a master narrative that stretches from the beginning of the universe to the present, the Big History framework helps students make sense of their studies in all disciplines by illuminating the structures that underlie the universe and the connections among them. Teaching Big History is a powerful analytic and pedagogical resource, and serves as a comprehensive guide for teaching Big History, as well for sharing ideas about the subject and planning a curriculum around it. Readers are also given helpful advice about the administrative and organizational challenges of instituting a general education program constructed around Big History. The book includes teaching materials, examples, and detailed sample exercises. This book is also an engaging first-hand account of how a group of professors built an entire Big History general education curriculum for first-year students, demonstrating how this thoughtful integration of disciplines exemplifies liberal education at its best and illustrating how teaching and learning this incredible story can be transformative for professors and students alike.

Teaching Big History

Teaching Big History
  • Author : Richard B. Simon,Mojgan Behmand,Thomas Burke
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-23
  • Total pages : 426
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving the ...

Big History

Big History
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : "From the formation of the Universe to today, countless major events have changed the course of life on Earth. Aligned with the online Big History Project supported by Bill Gates, Big History puts a wide-angle lens on 13.8 billion years of remarkable history and shows you how and why we got ...

Big History

Big History
  • Author : Cynthia Stokes Brown
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : Big History tells the story of the universe, from the beginning to now, by interweaving the fields of biology, geology and anthropology to offer an all-encompassing account of Earth's history. Flowing seamlessly from the birth of the universe to life on a planet inhabited by billions of people, this is ...

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  • Author : Cynthia Stokes Brown
  • Publisher : Berkshire Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2016-12-30
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : The newest way to think about the universe becomes engaging and personal in Big History, Small World: From the Big Bang to You by Cynthia Stokes Brown. Her clear introduction to big history, divided into eight thresholds of time, is the perfect starting point for any reader intrigued by this ...

Big History and the Future of Humanity

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  • Author : Fred Spier
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-05-06
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : big history and the future of humanity “This remains the best single attempt to theorize big history as a discipline that can link core concepts and paradigms across all historical disciplines, from cosmology to geology, from biology to human history. With additional and updated material, the Second Edition also offers ...

Teaching Researching Big History Exploring a New Scholarly Field

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  • Author : Leonid Grinin,David Baker,Esther Quaedackers,Andrey Korotayev
  • Publisher : ООО "Издательство "Учитель"
  • Release Date : 2014-06-30
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : According to the working definition of the International Big History Association, ‘Big History seeks to understand the integrated history of the Cosmos, Earth, Life and Humanity, using the best available empirical evidence and scholarly methods.’ In recent years Big History has been developing very fast indeed. Big History courses are ...

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  • Publisher : ООО "Издательство "Учитель"
  • Release Date : 2013-09-30
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : The application of the evolutionary approach to the history of nature and society has remained one of the most effective ways to conceptualize and integrate our growing knowledge of the Universe, life, society and human thought. The present volume demonstrates this in a rather convincing way. This is the third ...

The Structure of Big History from the Big Bang Until Today

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  • Author : Fred Spier
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 113
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : The social and natural sciences have more in common than most people would perhaps suspect. This thought-provoking study, the first of its kind ever attempted, presents a single straightforward structure which unites the latest scientific views on the history of the Universe, the Solar System, Earth, life and humankind. It ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-11-29
  • Total pages : 7242
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Second Edition embraces diversity by design and captures the ways in which humans share places and view differences based on gender, race, nationality, location and other factors—in other words, the things that make people and places different. Questions of, for example, politics, economics, race ...

Scientific History

Scientific History
  • Author : Elena Aronova
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-02
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : Increasingly, scholars in the humanities are calling for a reengagement with the natural sciences. Taking their cues from recent breakthroughs in genetics and the neurosciences, advocates of “big history” are reassessing long-held assumptions about the very definition of history, its methods, and its evidentiary base. In Scientific History, Elena Aronova ...

Creation Stories in Dialogue The Bible Science and Folk Traditions

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  • Author : Jan G. van der Watt,R. Alan Culpepper
  • Publisher : Brill
  • Release Date : 2015-11-16
  • Total pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : This book is about creation stories in dialogue, not only between different religious views, but also between current day scientific perspectives....

A Companion to World History

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  • Author : Douglas Northrop
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Total pages : 640
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : A Companion to World History presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians that both identify continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in world and global history, and point to directions for further debate. Features a diverse cast of contributors that include established world historians and emerging scholars ...

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  • Author : Leonid E. Grinin ,Andrey V. Korotayev
  • Publisher : ООО "Издательство "Учитель"
  • Release Date : 2022-08-18
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : Every time we work on this Yearbook, we are focused on making at least a small step forward to gradual elaboration of a megaevolutionary paradigm which is designed to create a united scientific field for cross-disciplinary studies. The present volume is the seventh issue of the ‘Evolution’ Yearbook series. Our ...

The Wiley International Handbook of History Teaching and Learning

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  • Author : Scott Alan Metzger,Lauren McArthur Harris
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-03-02
  • Total pages : 704
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : A comprehensive review of the research literature on history education with contributions from international experts The Wiley International Handbook of History Teaching and Learning draws on contributions from an international panel of experts. Their writings explore the growth the field has experienced in the past three decades and offer observations ...

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  • Author : Brian J. L. Berry,Leonid E. Grinin,Andrey V. Korotayev,Philippe Jourdon ,Lucas Bernard,Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan,Tom Palley,Willi Semmler,William R. Thompson,Arno Tausch,Denis J. Dean,Euel Elliott,Jonas Van Vossole,Peter Herrmann,Stephen I. Ternyik,Leo Nefiodow, Simone Nefiodow,Anton L. Grinin ,Valentina M. Bondarenko,Nikolai D. Kondratieff,Barry K. Gills, Robert A. Denemark
  • Publisher : ООО "Издательство "Учитель"
  • Release Date : 2015-05-29
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0520283554
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Summary : In the period from the 1920s to 1930s the theory of economic cycles underwent dramatic changes. Due to the research of such famous economists as Nikolay Kondratieff, Joseph Kitchin, Wesley Mitchell, Simon Kuznets, and Joseph Schumpeter the idea of a whole system of economic cycles (with characteristic periods between two ...