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The Body Ritual of the Nacirema

The Body Ritual of the Nacirema

Read this description of the Nacirema linked here as our intro into Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Truth Tic Tac Toe !

Truth Tic Tac Toe !

Last year, we talked a lot about the differences between BELIEF, KNOWLEDGE and TRUTH. In order to review these concepts and have some great conversations, you need to complete a Tic, Tac, Toe on the board below by watching or reading the linked resources: George […]

Black Holes of Knowledge

Black Holes of Knowledge

We’ve all been there, “I’ll just watch one video” turns into ten and before you know it you’ve wasted an hour. This learning activity is designed to take advantage of our tendency to spiral down the youtube abyss but instead of wasting an hour, you […]

Math Can Mess Us Up: Statistics in the age of CaronaVirus

Math Can Mess Us Up: Statistics in the age of CaronaVirus

Mark Twain famously remarked, “There are three types of lies: lies damn lies and statistics.” We’ve all heard statistics thrown around relative to the Caronavirus: infection rate, death rate, probability. The problem is that we don’t have accurate intuition in regard to what these numbers […]

Understanding How to write knowledge questions

Understanding How to write knowledge questions

Understanding how to recognize and write knowledge claims and knowledge questions are key skills in TOK! This skill however is novel to most students and thus takes some getting used to! In order to facilitate your understanding of how to do this, work through the […]

What if Reality wasn’t Real? What if Donald trump was the most woke in the room?

What if Reality wasn’t Real? What if Donald trump was the most woke in the room?

What if the way Donald Trump perceives the world, self serving and existing entirely for his benefit, was reality? What if Donald Trump was the most woke man in the room? What if reality wasn’t real? What if seeing truth was a waste of time? […]

Coalition of Deciders: An attempt to objectively determine the quality of Values

Coalition of Deciders: An attempt to objectively determine the quality of Values

Congratulations! There has been a global revolution and you have been chosen to sit on the C.O.D committee (Coalition of Deciders). The committee’s task is to decide on a global ethic and system of morality for all of Humanity. In order to take on this […]

The Canaries: An examination in argumentation

The Canaries: An examination in argumentation

Read the, Very very, short story linked below and consider the following: Is this a love letter or a breakup letter? What evidence exists in the text to support your claim? What WOKs are you using to support your claim?

The Natural Sciences: Evaluating knowledge construction and validity

The Natural Sciences: Evaluating knowledge construction and validity

In order to better understand the strengths and limitations of the Natural Sciences: Engage in the following two activities below! Scientists have always been, and will always be, limited by their own knowledge and their available tools of measurement. This is a major limitation of […]

Understanding the Knowledge Framework

Understanding the Knowledge Framework

The “Knowledge Framework” is a methodology for analyzing AOKs by breaking them up into smaller understandable chunks. Once one understands how this framework operates within one AOK, they can perform a similar analysis on another and then conduct comparative analysis between the two. Conducting this […]