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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 a way of analyzing language and context

Myth Making in a Post Modern World

Myth Making in a Post Modern World

As you read in Sapiens (File linked below), Harari contends that myths are necessary in order for humans to live in large groups cohesively. He contends that until we had myth making, we remained living in small clans of extended families. So myths certainly serve 

Knowledge, Technology and Ethics: Censorship debate!

Knowledge, Technology and Ethics: Censorship debate!

Ethics is an element of the knowledge framework and in order to explore this element more deeply within the context of knowledge and technology, we will engage in a debate on the value of internet censorship. The claim we will debate is, “Social media companies 

Leading Lit Discussions: A collaborative investigation into truth making via Grendel

Leading Lit Discussions: A collaborative investigation into truth making via Grendel

Our journey through this text will be led by you via literature discussions! But it is likely you have rarely, if ever, led a lit discussion before! Thus use the guide linked below in order to ensure that you and your classmates extract as much 

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?”

Perspective Taking: Analyzing the origin of personal perspectives on controversial issues via case studies

Perspective Taking: Analyzing the origin of personal perspectives on controversial issues via case studies

Arguments arise from 2 or more individuals holding a different PERSPECTIVE on a given issue or topic. As you all know from experience, having an argument can be quite frustrating when you feel that the other person does not understand where you are coming from. 

Methods Exhibition Summative

Methods Exhibition Summative

The best way to get better at IB Assessments is to practice IB ASSESSMENTS!!! Thus your summative task for this mini unit of Scope / Methods is to curate another Exhibition!!! (cue DJ Horn sample). The link to your intellectual party is below: Scope / 

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