Carl Sagan is a renowned astronomer, philosopher and who knows what other titles we could give him. His commentary on astronomy and planet earth continues to influence earthlings long after his passing. As a history teacher, I believe it is important to provide a context from which history can be learned. For some reason, historians perpetuate the idea that we are the center of the universe. I begin my school year by showing this video to students. The video provides a perspective few have ever considered. The video provides an opportunity for students to understand how precious our history is, while at the same time gives us a chance to be critical of history through the lens earth as a pale blue dot in the vast Universe. We are all in this together, our history and our identity is not that of an American, German, Russian or Iranian, but it is that of an earthling.