The Deep Future: Crash Course Big History #10

A thought-provoking video discusses the end of humanity with multiple possible causes. It also describes the end of the universe. A hopeful message seems unlikely, but the video offers perspective to make you appreciate our special place and time.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign a creative writing task to come up with predictions for the deep future
  • Create a timeline from the big bang to the end of the universe and highlight the small portion of time humans exist
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of astronomy and the life cycle of stars
Pros

  • Includes subtitles in Arabic and English
  • Connects physical and abstract ideas
Cons

  • None