Month: October 2015

Unpacking the 2016 Essay TOK Essay Titles!

Unpacking the 2016 Essay TOK Essay Titles!

The 2016 Titles are Here and Copied Below!!  But before you get writing, you gotta get unpacking!  Use the document linked below, above the titles, to work to unpack one of the questions below! I will assign you to a question! unpacking 2016 titles

French Revolution Reveiw

French Revolution Reveiw

Review for French Revolution Exam!! Jeopardy Questions for French Rev Test:  Jeopardy The following is a list of terms and concepts that you should know for the exam…what it is and why it is significant. This is NOT a comprehensive list! Terms:  San colouttes, girondins, […]

Constructing Meaning: Analyzing Economics and Industrial Farming in the context of Capitalism

Constructing Meaning: Analyzing Economics and Industrial Farming in the context of Capitalism

Read the following two pieces of stimulus material and then respond to the accompanying questions in your TOK online Journal.  Read the following re: Economics:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/11/nobel-prize-economics-not-science-hubris-disaster Questions:   What WOKs do economists use to construct knowledge?  If their knowledge is unreliable, and they use the above […]

Napoleon: Benevolent or Malevolent? Gathering Evidence Via Document Analysis

Napoleon: Benevolent or Malevolent? Gathering Evidence Via Document Analysis

Based off our last document analysis of Robespierre’s speech to the national assembly legitimizing the terror, it’s clear that we need to increase our Doc Analysis Fluency! So, download the file below containing the documents to be analyzed as well as the file below containing […]

Examine One Interaction b/t cognition and Physiology

Examine One Interaction b/t cognition and Physiology

In order to address this learning outcome, we’ll look at studies by Richard Davidson of the AMAZING UW-Madison.  This one from 2004 in which he analyzed the brain waves of monks versus non meditating indivuduals and found that Monks produced more gamma waves which contribute to […]

Baboon Bullies; Stress and Physiology

Baboon Bullies; Stress and Physiology

Professor Robert Sapolsky of Stanford with one of his subjects Read the article linked below discussing the work of Robert Sapolsky and his research into Baboon Hierarchies, the hormone cortisol, stress response and the environment’s effect on physiology below: Spolsky article on stress If you […]

2 Effects of the Environment on Physiological Processes

2 Effects of the Environment on Physiological Processes

The first study you’ll need to know is Sapolsky’s work with baboons and the physiological effects environmental stressors have on the release of cortisol (see linked post):  http://awakenedlearning.com/2015/10/06/baboon-bullies-stress-and-physiology/ **The other study you’ll want to know in order to address this learning outcome completely is Rosenweig […]