A Story for Everyone
The Big History Project is a free, online course that tells the story of our Universe and humanity.
Explore 13.7 billion years of shared history and consider the big questions about our Universe, our planet, life, and humanity. From the big bang to modern day to where we are going in the future, big history covers it all.
The Big History Project is ultimately about understanding our shared history
Big history is a story everyone should know.
It's a universal, scientific origin story that is relevant to anyone and everyone.
2011 TED Talk
Want a teaser for the course? Take an 18 minute tour of the history of our universe.
What a Difference
In a time–lapse movie of the history of Earth, all the action takes place in the final split second.
The best part? Take the course, pass our fun quizzes, and become a certified big historian.
This course is a companion project to our school program, which is open to all educators.
Developing a framework to help people learn about anything and everything. It's inherently
interdisciplinary – combining the best of social studies, humanities, and science.
It will take about 6-8 hours to complete the core material and quizzes. The content mixes great editorial with videos, infographics, and imagery. Features leading academics and experts in a range of fields. Optional quizzes test your knowledge along the way
No copyright infringement intended. For educational, non-commercial purposes only