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Media, Culture and Equality

Media, Culture and Equality

Use the learning helper linked HERE titled, “Media, Culture and Equality” in order to analyze and reflect on the role of the media in increasing or decreasing cultural values and norms relating to equality in society as well as providing some background information on the 

Investigating Addiction: Understanding the role of dopamine, motivation and what we can do to help

Investigating Addiction: Understanding the role of dopamine, motivation and what we can do to help

Use the linked learning helper, Investigating addiction. When completed, you will understand the following:  Environmental factors in Addiction  Biological factors in Addiction  Treatment approaches

You Decide: Understanding Reconstruction and devising a path to Equality

You Decide: Understanding Reconstruction and devising a path to Equality

Although the victory of the North in the American Civil War was certainly a step towards equality, there was still much work to be done in the service of achieving true equality between blacks and whites in America. This crucial period of time after the 

Obstacles to Equality: Reflection on an essential Question

Obstacles to Equality: Reflection on an essential Question

Obstacles to Equality: What elements of society can create resistance to equality or prevent equality from obtaining? Your task is to utilize the learning helper linked below in order to reflect on and analyze this important essential question from our Equality unit! Obstacles to Equality 

Structured Inquiry: Using sources to identify causes of conflict and obstacles to equality.

Structured Inquiry: Using sources to identify causes of conflict and obstacles to equality.

Make a copy of the following linked document and utilize the resources provided, both primary and secondary, in order to answer the question, “What was the main cause of the American Civil War?” LEARNING HELPER LINKED HERE

Focused Assessment for learning: Critical Thinking in IB psychology

Focused Assessment for learning: Critical Thinking in IB psychology

Critical Thinking in IB psychology is commonly the most difficult markband in which to achieve high scores. Thus we are going to do a focused formative assessment for the purpose of refining your critical thinking skills ! Learning Helper linked below: Critical Thinking Practice: Treatment

To Shoot an Elephant: Using Literature to understand Perspectives and behaviour

To Shoot an Elephant: Using Literature to understand Perspectives and behaviour

Read the short story entitled, “To Shoot an Elephant” By George Orwell and consider the questions at the end of the PDF, as well as the overarching questions, “How does emotion shape behaviour?” and “TWE does culture affect belief/behaviour?”

Crockett (2010) and Caspi: Cultivating a holistic understanding of neurobiology and behaviour!

Crockett (2010) and Caspi: Cultivating a holistic understanding of neurobiology and behaviour!

In order to make connections across concept and curricular areas, engage in the learning helper LINKED HERE that will require you to do some conceptual triangulation between Molly Crockett’s work and our current investigation into the etiology of Depression

Unpacking the TOK Essay Titles!

Unpacking the TOK Essay Titles!

A HUGE part of the TOK essay writing PROCESS is “unpacking” the title. This process can be used to help you choose which title you want to write on as well as serve as the CRUCIAL first step of writing your final essay! Our process 

Depression Debate! Understanding Etiology

Depression Debate! Understanding Etiology

Understanding the etiology of mental disorders is of crucial importance. For if Doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists can understand etiology, they can develop and refine treatments. You have been investigating a variety of perspectives regarding depressive etiology, and like most psychological disorders, you understand that the