A few weeks ago I wrote about the Big History Project and that it was coming to Scotland (more on this very soon). An exciting resource to support the teaching of Big History was launched in Beta yesterday and it is called ChronoZoom (www.chronozoomproject.org).
ChronoZoom is an open-source cloud based community project dedicated to visualizing the history of everything. Big History is the attempt to understand, in a unified, interdisciplinary way, the history of cosmos, Earth, life and humanity. Importantly it aims to bridge the gap between humanities and sciences.
ChronoZoom uses the theme of Big History as a storyline and provides access to learning materials in an easily understandable and navigable way. On the site you will also find links within the tool, tutorials, user guides and lesson plans.
It is very, very cool.
ChronoZoom Website: www.chronozoomproject.org
Tutorial Video: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=161243
Lesson Plan: ChronoZoom User Guide and Lesson Plan