World History: The Big Picture

World History: The Big Picture
6 sessions • 9 hours

Understand the fundamental overarching concepts of history with a “big picture” perspective. Based on the book, “This Fleeting World – A Short History of Humanity,” by David Christian, engaging discussions offer a global view of human history in one sweeping 250 thousand year panorama. Topics include: the engine that drives human history, how the adoption of agriculture led to the modern world, global differences in change and advancement, the rise and fall pattern of states, and the path of knowledge from the ancient to the modern world. This unique approach to history provides a context and framework into which all other studies of history fit into place. Sign up with a friend!

Instructor: Ernest O’Roark
Ernest O’Roark was a writer and team member for the World History for Us All curriculum project, working with David Christian, author of Maps of Time and This Fleeting World, as well as a number of other leading scholars in the field of World History. Ernie taught middle school in Montgomery County for 32 years.

World History: The Big Picture
ILR812 • 5-Digit Number: 19374
Tuesday • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. • 3/31 – 5/5
Linganore Hall (L Building) • Room L112
Tuition: $40 | Fee: $82 | Total: $122
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only