In the last, week I’ve been thinking a lot about scope and scale. It seemed every where I turned someone referenced the idea of BIG: Big History, Play Big, and Think Big.
It started with a National Public Radio piece on the Big History Project. I have watched David Christians’s Ted Talk,“The History of Our World in 18 Minutes” many times. I have used it in my teaching to talk about complexity. The Big History Project teaches 13.8 billions years of history to engage students in critical and interdisciplinary thinking. The project helps students to think about the past, present and future. David Christian references the goldilocks conditions in big history: not too hot, not too cold, just right for the creation of complex things to happen. A big idea!