Saturday, November 02, 2013

The Big History Project launched its public online course

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The Big History Project launched its public online course November 1. The Big History project seeks to broaden awareness and understanding of big history and create demand for the project’s classroom course. Bob Bain, associate professor and chair of secondary teacher education, has played a central role in the project, overseeing all curriculum design and delivery for the classroom course, with an emphasis on assessments and standards. The project aims to have more than 10,000 people engage in the public course prior to Thanksgiving.

To accompany the introduction of the public course, the History Channel premiered the new television series Big History  on November 2. Bob Bain was featured on the show. Watch a preview of his contributions in two History Channel promos, which are available at and

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

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