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Big History Project

Big History Project
The Big History Project is not a for-profit program. Your engagement will exclusively benefit teachers and students around the world. Teaching the course It's easy to teach Big History — all you have to do is register, set up a class, and go! Start a pilot Schools that want to work with us have the option of joining a small group committed to delivering Big History. By working closely with a handful of schools, we can use feedback to rapidly improve the course. Create a movement Districts and networks that want to explore how to bring Big History to life should reach out to discuss partnering with us. Teach the course All of our courseware is free, online, and available to any teacher. Not an educator? Check out our public course — a four-to-six hour tour of Big History. Questions about the Big History Project?

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