Monday, December 02, 2013

Bob Bain's involvement in Big History project profiled in article

Tags: bain, big history

Bob Bain's involvement designing a curriculum for the Big History Project  was profiled in a December 2 Detroit Free Press article.

The Big History Project is backed by Bill Gates.  According to the article, "the course is breaking ground by wrapping a number of academic subjects — especially science — around a history class that intends to survey the entirety of history, all while using technology to keep the course free."

“This does what a good history course should have always been doing,” Bain told the Free Press. “It presents the opportunity to use the other (academic) disciplines. It’s an on-ramp for students to learning in every subject. It’s hard for students to see how classes in school connect — how what you learned in ninth-grade history ties to what you are learning in chemistry in 12th grade. This can serve as a road map.”

Read the full article here.

Bob Bain is Associate Professor, School of Education; Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

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