Here’s a super cool, entirely free online course that explores how history, geography, science and social studies all impact one another. Bill Gates is a huge fan of Big History, originally a DVD series. He loved it so much that he asked its creator, David Christian, to help turn it into a free online course. Voila, the totally accessible course tailor made for high school students is now open to everyone!
Journey through nearly 14 billion years of history in this self-guided, six-hour version of Big History. You’ll find every chapter full of great activities to keep you entertained and test your learning. Big History tells the story of the Universe starting from the Big Bang, the formation of stars, planets, life on Earth, modern civilization — and what might exist in the future.