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Review by Jennifer Sitkin, Common Sense Education | Updated August 2017

Big History Project

Fascinating look at life's bigger questions with a fresh perspective

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Pick and Choose Resources to Lay Foundational Middle School Skills

As the name states, Big History is a great resource for helping students tackle big questions. The curriculum pulls together thematic resources from various civilizations to help students investigate important concepts like how humans populated the globe or how trade networks developed. Since I teach middle school, a lot of the material is too advanced. I like introducing students to this sort of thinking, though, and many of the resources are leveled. My class - mostly ancient civilizations with some modern connections - doesn't lend itself to the entire course (which would be awesome to teach), so I pick and choose.

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