How much of our human history

do we think about?


Activity:  One step per 10,000 years

Kind: individual

Duration: 5-10 minutes


  1. outdoors, some place where you can see for some distance, eg. along a road


  1. 1)Choose a marker spot such as a lamppost to indicate the present time.

  2. 2)Take one step to represent recorded human history, ie. 10,000 years.

  3. 3)Now, using the same size step, walk as far as you need to go to represent 2.5 million years.

  4. 4)Look back.