Big History: The Next Threshold (BH2) is a five unit required sophomore social studies course that is a continuation of freshman Big History. BH2 focuses on 19th-20th century world history and connects that content to the larger context of Big History. Schedule integration with sophomore Kinesiology allows BH2 to be a year-long offering. BH2 will enable our students to continue to develop the themes, critical thinking skills, and problem-based learning approach of Big History. Special emphasis is placed on writing and oral presentation. Students will read, comprehend, and synthesize challenging secondary and primary sources to prepare students for AP-level curriculum while making interdisciplinary connections between science, history, and english curricula. An honors option is available.