The Big History Project (BHP) is a joint effort between teachers, scholars, scientists, and their supporters. It is a multi-disciplinary approach to knowledge for learners around the world. In addition to developing a full curriculum for high school students, this course is designed for curious members of the public who are seeking answers to big questions about the history of our Universe and the origin of our species.
BHP works with a wide range of educators, scientists, writers, curriculum experts, and artists to bring the ideas of Big History to life and provide students of all ages with unique views into different fields of knowledge.
Big History Institute and David Christian, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
A Professor of History at Macquarie University, David Christian is the father of Big History, having built out a widely taught college-level course. David crafted the course's narrative and is the star of many BHP videos lectures.
The University of Michigan and Bob Bain, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bob Bain is Associate Professor of History and Education. Bob has overseen all curriculum design and delivery for the classroom course, with an emphasis on assessments and standards.
POP is a digital agency in Seattle that specializes in strategy, planning, experience design and technology, and rebuilt the Big History Project public website.
CrashCourse is an educational YouTube channel started by brothers Hank and John Green, teaching courses on biology, history, ecology, English literature, chemistry, and psychology. As of April 6, 2014, the CrashCourse YouTube channel has earned over 1.5 million subscribers and over 90 million video views.
Blue Rooster is a U.S.-based team of strategists, designers, and developers who worked with the core team to build and release the Big History Project website.
Intentional Futures (iF), Seattle, Washington
iF is a Seattle-based consultancy that turns compelling ideas into experiences that matter. The iF team works directly with the Project's founders on strategy, course content, website design, and marketing.
International Big History Association (IBHA)
The IBHA promotes the unified and interdisciplinary study and teaching of the history of Cosmos, Earth, Life, and Humanity. Geared to educators and researchers, the IBHA was founded in 2010 and includes academics from leading institutions around the world.
Market Strategies International (MSI), Portland, Oregon
MSI is a market research consultancy. MSI manages reporting and data analysis for course implementation and assessment.
Cynthia Stokes Brown
Henry Louis Gates
Bill Gates is providing ongoing program support to establish the Big History Project and prepare it for free, public access.
PUBLIC COURSE WRITING CREDIT
We are grateful to Peter Stark for his contribution to the editorial narrative for the Big History threshold stories.