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Teaching big history

Author: Richard B Simon; Mojgan Behmand; Thomas Burke
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
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Big History is a new field on a grand scale. This title tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Simon; Mojgan Behmand; Thomas Burke
ISBN: 9780520283541 0520283546 9780520283558 0520283554
OCLC Number: 909057286
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgments Introduction PART ONE: THE CASE FOR BIG HISTORY 1. What Is Big History?--Richard B. Simon 2. Big History and the Goals of Liberal Education--Mojgan Behmand 3. Summer Institutes: Collective Learning as Meta-Education--Thomas Burke 4. Assessing Big History Outcomes: Or, How to Make Assessment Inspiring--Mojgan Behmand 5. Big History at Other Institutions--Mojgan Behmand, Esther Quaedackers, and Seohyung Kim PART TWO: A PRACTICAL PEDAGOGY FOR TEACHING BIG HISTORY 6. Teaching Complexity in a Big History Context--Richard B. Simon 7. Teaching Threshold 1: The Big Bang--Richard B. Simon 8. Teaching Threshold 2: The Formation of Stars and Galaxies--Kiowa Bower 9. Teaching Threshold 3: Heavier Chemical Elements and the Life Cycle of Stars--Richard B. Simon 10. Teaching Threshold 4: The Formation of Our Solar System and Earth--Neal Wolfe 11. Teaching Threshold 5: The Evolution of Life on Earth--James Cunningham 12. Teaching Threshold 6: The Rise of Homo sapiens--Cynthia Taylor 13. Teaching Threshold 7: The Agrarian Revolution--Martin Anderson 14. Teaching Threshold 8: Modernity and Industrialization--Richard B. Simon 15. Threshold 9? Teaching Possible Futures--Martin Anderson, J. Daniel May, Richard B. Simon, Neal Wolfe, Kiowa Bower, Philip Novak, and Debbie Daunt 16. Reflective Writing in the Big History Course--Jaime Castner 17. Activities for Multiple Thresholds 18. Igniting Critical Curiosity: Fostering Information Literacy through Big History--Ethan Annis, Amy Gilbert, Anne Reid, Suzanne Roybal, and Alan Schut 19. A Little Big History of Big History--Cynthia Stokes Brown PART THREE: BIG HISTORY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS 20. Big History at Dominican: An Origin Story--Philip Novak 21. Teaching Big History or Teaching about Big History? Big History and Religion--Harlan Stelmach 22. The Case for Awe--Neal Wolfe Conclusion Annotated Bibliography of Big History Texts and Resources List of Contributors Index
Responsibility: edited by Richard B. Simon, Mojgan Behmand, and Thomas Burke.


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