with Heddi Craft
Big History brings to life an audacious idea—a single course that covers the complete history of people and the Universe. By sharing the big picture and challenging students to look at the world from many different perspectives, we hope to help them better understand how we got here, where we’re going, and how they fit in. Big history can help you get your mind around the whole of the past and understand the most important changes that have occurred during the 13.7 billion years since the Big Bang. You will get a sense of the huge scales of time and space and learn to see your place within the context of the entire Universe. Big history is the modern, scientific equivalent of the origin stories that have been told in all human societies.
This is a weekly history group for ages 13 and up. We will be using the Big History Project (bighistoryproject.com) as our main source of material. After you sign up, Heddi will give you access to the online classroom where you will find weekly homework assignments.
Age range: 13 and up
Activity rating: Mellow- this activity is calm and tends to be focused and/or structured, good for sensitive kids
Occasional materials fee for in class projects
Bio of instructor: Heddi Craft has been homeschooling for the past 12 years and has taught many classes at the DLC. She taught Big History three years ago and found it inspiring!
Tue for 35 weeks from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Discovery Learning Center
111 Errett Circle
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Get directions