Golden Valley High School will receive a grant for its Big History Project Tuesday morning.
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Pardee Homes will present the grant from its parent company, Weyerhaeuser. Pardee Homes is a long-time builder of master-planned communities in the Santa Clarita Valley and routinely supports key institutions in the region that improve the overall quality of life, according to a news release.
And Weyerhaeuser creates sustainable solutions to the world’s challenges through the development of innovative forest products that are essential to everyday lives, according to its website.
Golden Valley High School is one of many school around the world taking part in the Big History Project, a joint effort between teachers, scholars, scientists, and their supporters, according to the Big History Project website.
The project is sponsored and created in part by Bill Gates, who, in a video about the project, said:
“I love to learn new things, I think it’s a wonderful adventure, but you don’t always see how the different things you learn fit together, it’s only when you see the overall picture that it gets exciting.”
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The grant is meant to help Golden Valley High School “build out the computer lab” and further expand implementation of the Big History Project, which is currently an online program for tenth graders, taking history back to the beginning and creating a multi-disciplined approach to understanding the world’s history.
Participants in the presentation will include Ralph Pistone, vice president of Pardee Homes, Golden Valley High Principal Sal Frias, William S. Hart Union High School District Superintendent Robert Challinor, teachers and students.
If you are interested in taking the Big History Project course but are not a student, you can do so through their website. The free online course takes about six to eight hours to complete core material and quizzes. The content includes editorial videos, infographics, quizzes and features academics and experts in a range of fields.
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More information: William S. Hart Union High School District
Source: Santa Clarita News