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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 […]

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 […]

Is Bigfoot real?

Is Bigfoot real?

So….is he?! What do you think?!  If bigfoot / Sasquatch isn’t real; how do you know he’s not real?  If you think he IS real, how do you know he’s real?  Is all “evidence” created equal? How do we determine the value or validity of […]

The Future is Now: World’s first CRISPR gene edited baby is born

The Future is Now: World’s first CRISPR gene edited baby is born

Read the article from The Atlantic linked HERE and answer the following questions: Were Dr. He’s actions ethical? How can you use this example in your essay?

TOK Essay: Ideas on how to structure each Prescribed Title

TOK Essay: Ideas on how to structure each Prescribed Title

Check out this guide regarding ideas on how to structure your essay! Please keep in mind this is simply ONE way to approach the essay. There are certainly other ways that are equally good or better! Don’t let this guide stifle your own creativity!!!! GUIDE […]

Writing the TOK essay: Questions, Claims and Issues

Writing the TOK essay: Questions, Claims and Issues

Work in essay prompt teams to generate knowledge questions, knowledge claims, and issues of knowledge relating to your chosen essay title! Make a copy of this google doc HERE

Tom Robbins On Art

Tom Robbins On Art

Tom Robbins is a bit like Kurt Vonnegut–only he believes humanity is beautiful. He’s written many best selling works; two of my favorites being Still Life With Woodpecker and Jitterbug Perfume. Though he mostly writes fiction, at times he dabbles in an essay of social commentary or […]