Teaching life, the universe, and everything in between through history, geology & evolution.

Everything students have ever wanted to know about the history of the universe, from the Big Bang through to the formation of the galaxy and our earth, the beginnings of life on earth.

Big History embraces a curriculum that emphasises nature, economics, society and our own wellbeing to empower children to see our world view from the context of a unified universe story, not merely from within our local cultural worldview.

Learning about 13.82 billion years of Big History helps us to understand the changing nature and fragility of our complex environment. We can use that knowledge of the past, present and future to investigate future possibilities for sustainable ways to meet our own needs and the needs of future generations.

This Big History Program for primary school students is based on the Big History Project as adapted by Marilyn Ahearn and Marisa Colonna. Click here to view these lessons in their far more expansive original format.


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Big History

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 6
  • English
  • Science
  • Earth and Space
  • Human Endeavour
  • Inquiry Skills
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability