In this week’s “Spreading the Word”, I share with you a TED talk given by a historian, professor David Christian. The talk was given in 2011 but its topic is as relevant as ever, especially in times of increasingly narrow focus and related sense of overall separation. Christian introduces us to a special approach of looking at how everything developed, still keeps developing and is interlinked – the Big History. I became a big fan of professor Christian’s style of teaching and presenting, as well as of the truly insightful knowledge big history can give. Check it out, the talk lasts about 20 minutes. If you like it, go on and have a look at the next link I add to this post, it takes you to the big history project. What is it?
“The Big History Project is a joint effort between teachers, scholars, scientists, and their supporters to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to knowledge to lifelong learners around the world.”from the project’s website (link below)
Link to the TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/david_christian_the_history_of_our_world_in_18_minutes
Link to the big history project: https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Keeping up the new “Spreading the Word” tradition, every Thursday I hope to share with you an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and considered it to be inspiring or enlightening. Especially now, during our increasingly uncertain times and growing social distancing, I feel it is important to take good care not just of our physical but also of our mental well-being. Humans have always turned to storytelling when everything else fails. My Thursdays’ “Spreading the Word” articles are an online version of sharing worthwhile stories.
keep exploring and storytelling!