History as Time Travel: Current Events, Deep History, and Big History

Too many students in survey history classes expect memorization of facts rather than living history. Why not present the course as historical “science non-fiction time travel?”

Time 1 emphasizes "history = now," featuring current events and past times needed to understand hot issues.

Time 2 uses science to probe Deep History for pre-historic origins of what makes us human.

Time 3 is the cosmic story of Big History which combines all sciences in a narrative of the universe of the past, present, and distant future.

Let’s replace memorization of history with historical time-voyaging!


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Session Speaker(s)

Session Time and Location

4:00pm to 4:55pm
Oakwood B

Session Format

50 minute presentation

Session Track

Teaching and Learning