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Critical Friends !!

Critical Friends !!

In order to help you refine your presentation, we’re going to engage in what is referred to as a “TUNING PROTOCOL” designed at the University of Georgia. The goal is to receive feedback on your work, but in a safe supportive environment. The goal is […]

Investigating the Moral Landscape: Knowledge systems, authority and a better way forward?

Investigating the Moral Landscape: Knowledge systems, authority and a better way forward?

Watch the above TED Talk by Sam Harris titled, “Science can answer moral questions” and consider the following:  Summarize his thesis in 1-3 sentences What are the strengths of Harris’ argument? What are the weaknesses of Harris’ argument? Ok, so lets say you agree with […]

Debates in TOK!!

Debates in TOK!!

We will be generating our debate topics collectively, and they will be updated here: However in the mean time, the rubric that will be used to evaluate your debate can be found here: TOK debate rubric

Understanding Deontological and Teleological approaches to ethics

Understanding Deontological and Teleological approaches to ethics

Download the learning helper linked here to facilitate your investigation and understanding of ethical systems: Ethics Jigsaw

Truth Theories Examined

Truth Theories Examined

Utilize the PDF on Truth Theories linked below: Truth Theories Understood Each of you will be assigned to a “theory” either: Correspondence Coherence Pragmatic In your group, you need to decide if the following statement is TRUE based on your assigned theory: “The attacks on the […]

Grendel Discussion Questions

Grendel Discussion Questions

Download GUIDED QUESTIONS for GRENDEL here: Grendel Guided Questions https://docs.google.com/document/d/130R9tPNZfIJzQ5d0AioM_IXok_yUiYGL8YQvG71-TEI/edit?usp=sharing  

“Grendel” Discussion Chapters 1-2

“Grendel” Discussion Chapters 1-2

For discussion and reflection (and maybe a journal entry or two): Why does the ram make Grendel angry..why is he so angry period? Contemplate Grendel as other characters from lit. Does he remind you of anyone? For me, it’s Holden from Catcher in rye, The […]

Sleepwalking towards Armageddon: An examination of tolerance, religious knowledge systems and a way forward

Sleepwalking towards Armageddon: An examination of tolerance, religious knowledge systems and a way forward

Read the short essay penned by Author Sam Harris titled, “Sleep Walking Toward Armageddon.”    When finished, reflect on the following questions: Harris writes, “Which will come first, flying cars and vacations to Mars, or a simple acknowledgment that beliefs guide behavior and that certain […]

How America Lost Its Mind: The history of belief trumping truth

How America Lost Its Mind: The history of belief trumping truth

Great question.  Is it? Do you believe that currently in our society, there is a stark (clear delineated) difference between belief and truth? Before we discuss that, YOU need to understand the difference. So, what is the difference between belief and truth?  For a much […]

Conspiracies Examined: An investigation into how truth is constructed

Conspiracies Examined: An investigation into how truth is constructed

We’ve been discussing myth making via our reading of Sapiens as well as our recent examination of the myths that exist in our society. We’ve discovered that there is often a very fine line between what Harari would describe as MYTH and what our society […]