Big History Project
Fascinating look at life's bigger questions with a fresh perspective
Pros: High schoolers will benefit from looking at their world from a broader perspective.
Cons: The reading level of some texts surpasses that of 9th and 10th graders; extra scaffolding may be needed to ensure student buy-in and comprehension.
Bottom Line: A wonderfully innovative and divergent way to teach foundational concepts in history, humanities, critical thinking, and science.
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