History is generally concerned with people and change, therefore historians seek to analyze the transformations that societies and civilizations have undergone throughout history. The Center’s Educational Platform uses an array of analytical tools to understand the past and to reconstruct the multiplicity of past human experiences. Our materials exemplify how the experiences of people have changed over time and how people have transformed their ideas, imagination, institutions, or cultural practices on a profound level. The modules and resources within this theme are concerned with human relationships, corporeality or bodily experiences, emotions, self-representation, community, and the ways people have struggled while inhabiting a shared world. We offer a range of sources to support historians in connecting the accounts of individuals and group movements with narratives that allow us to view our past through a critical perspective. Examining the tension between individuals and collectives improves our understanding of difficult questions concerning historical problems, so that we can have a fuller picture of how the past has shaped global, national, and local relationships between societies and people.