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[Big History] The Planetarium and Digital Dome

This year, thanks to the support of the US Embassy, PASCAP Trust ran four 10-week Big History classes at our after school centres in Khayelitsha, Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain and Hout Bay. To complement the course’s big ideas and support related local organisations, our young Big Historians went on three science-themed excursions around the Cape, the first of which was to the Mother City’s brand new digital dome…

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[Big History] The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far

To inspire a generation to greatness in the twenty-first century will necessarily involve empowering them with the best stories and thinking tools around. “If I have seen further,” Isaac Newton made famous, “it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” and South Africa’s young hearts and minds deserve to be passionately engaged with what is arguably the greatest story ever told—more importantly, and

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Big History in South Africa?

In 2008, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates was making good time and money on a treadmill while watching David Christian’s video course, “Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity”—he was sold: “I just loved it,” Gates said, “It was very clarifying for me. I thought, God, everybody should watch this thing!” So what happened when Big Money met Big

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