Microsoft founder Bill Gates is backing a new cross-curricular course, 'Big History Project,' that uses video to survey history

BillGates-historyThe future of high school history classes might look a lot like a class being taught right now at Northville High School in Michigan, at least if Bill Gates has his way.

The Microsoft co-founder is the leading backer of a course called the Big History Project that is being developed by education experts, including a professor from the University of Michigan. The course is being tested in a growing number of school districts...

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