For the second consecutive year at Palmer Trinity School (PTS), 9th grade students taking World History had an interesting and exciting Skype conversation with the creator of the Big History Project (BHP), historian Dr. David Christian. Big History encompasses the history of the human existence on a broad scale, starting with the Big Bang up to the present, and even the future. It is an interdisciplinary approach that enables students to ask big questions, forms multiple connections among disciplines and produces a transformative experience in understanding the scientific origin story.
Palmetto Bay, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/23/2016 -- "This course generates great enthusiasm in our students and for that reason I contacted Dr. Christian who graciously accepted to Skype with us. The conversation revolved around the future of humanity in our planetary system, the applications of modern technologies, and the possibilities of terraforming Mars," expressed Laura Massa, History and Humanities Department Chair.
Dr. Christian currently lives in London and travels around the world presenting Big History to different audiences.
About Big History Project
The Big History Project (BHP) is a joint effort between teachers, scholars, scientists, and their supporters. It is a multi-disciplinary approach to knowledge for learners around the world. In addition to developing a full curriculum for high school students, this course is designed for curious members of the public who are seeking answers to big questions about the history of our Universe and the origin of our species.
For additional information visit https://www.bighistoryproject.com/about.
About Palmer Trinity School
Palmer Trinity School—a coeducational, Episcopal day school—is dedicated to promoting academic excellence that integrates knowledge, compassion, global citizenship, and social responsibility. Providing a supportive environment, Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12.
For more information about the school, visit www.palmertrinity.org.
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