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IB TOK Semester 2

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SUMMER of 2019:
TOK Class of 2020 Summer Assignment
 

Date:

In Class:

Homework:

  Instructions for completing your TOK paperwork

TKPPF--paper planning (KAMI)

TKPPD--presentation planning for Kami
 
 12.20  Period 6 final: 11:20-12:50
Final activity and writing assignment--BRING PAPER AND A PEN to class!  (yes, I have a final test; no, it is not something you can study for, so please do not waste time)
ALL paperwork must be submitted today or you will not receive a grade for this class!
Make up presentations if someone was gravely ill and could not attend class the day of the presentation.
 Image result for snoopy christmas 
Have a fabulous Holiday Break!
 12.18  Presentations & 
Evaluations

ONE 30 minute presentation; volunteers will evaluate this group. See me for evaluation sheets at the beginning of the period.

Ted Talk: "Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling" Ted Talk: "How Frustration Can Make Us More Creative"

 
 12.14  Presentations &
Evaluations

TWO presentations,  EACH group will evaluate the other group. See me for evaluation sheets at the beginning of class.
 Presentations

Paper Revisions
 12.12  Presentations & Evaluations

TWO presentations.  EACH group will evaluate the other group. See me for evaluation sheets at the beginning of classs
 
 12.10  ALL revised/new and improved papers DUE TODAY. YOU MUST upload your paper under the TOK Paper for Submission Assignment on Turnitin AND give me a hard copy to file. 
ALL students are expected to load their Paper for Submission in this box EVEN if you have made no changes. This paper MUST match the one you upload in the Spring for IB. 
PPF is also due at this time! Email this to your instructor on or before this date.

Presentations &
Evaluations,  EACH group will evaluate the other group. See me for evaluation sheets at the beginning of class.
 Presentations

Paper Revisions
 12.6  Presentations &
Evaluations

TWO presentations.  EACH group will evaluate the other group. See me for evaluation sheets at the beginning of class
 Presentations

Paper Revisions
12.4 Presentations &
Evaluations

TWO presentations EACH group will evaluate the other group. See me for evaluation sheets at the beginning of class

 11.30 Work on presentations
--Practice
--Fill out MOST boxes for the TKPPF on the hard copy! The typed version is due on your presentation day BEFORE you present. I MUST have this form because there is a box for me to fill out as well.
--Evaluation information --you will be evaluating other presentations.

Return scored TOK papers with suggestions for improvement.
Revision for class grade due 12.10--ALL FINAL copies must be uploaded on Turnitin even if you do not revise.

BOX 3 of PPF--You need to be using Kami to type your answers into these boxes and to submit to me. This paperwork should also be submitted to be on or before Dec. 10 along with your FINAL, FINAL paper.

PRE
11.28   Work on presentations

Meetings with students about papers
 Work on presentations
11.26 Cartoon

Article for TOK discussion:
Temporary Link to Article

Work on presentations

Meetings with some students about papers.
 Work on presentations
 11.15  Paper DUE !!! Papers MUST be submitted NO LATER than 3:10 on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16. 
Class scores for papers will be docked 20% for ALL TOK students regardless of teacher.


Work on presentations

TED TALK on Human Sciences and Biology: "One More Reason to Get a Good Nights Sleep"

 Work on presentations
 11.13 TOK TUESDAY discussion (no journals due)

 Work on presentations
--ALL RLS and KQ revisions AND the map/outline of your presentation MUST be completed BEFORE class today. Bring this to class for your group meeting with Mrs. Webb,

Work on presentations today.

SIGN UP for presentations?

Sample Oral IA: use this link to access a sample video.  This presentation scored an 8--can you figure out why? 

 Work on paper revisions--PAPER DUE Next time!!!
One copy to ME and one to TURNITIN.
Papers not uploaded on TURNITIN prior to class WILL BE LATE!
 11.9  ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE
Block 5:  7:40-9:10
Block 6:  9:20-10"50
1st lunch: 11:00-11:30; Block 7: 11:30-1:00
Block 7: 11:-00-12:30; 2nd lunch 12:40-1:10
Block 8:  1:10-2:30
Assembly:  2:45-3:10

Workshop papers with a partner
work on presentations

SAMPLE PAPER:
Now that you have you draft finished, let's look at an A paper and compare. What do you need to fix/revise/include?

RLS and KQ approval--Mrs. Webb will meet with each group ON TUESDAY.
YOU MUST have your Map/answers to p. 7 completed BEFORE you come to class on Tuesday. You may have to work together on a Google Doc over the weekend to finish.

 work on paper revisions

Work on outline for presentation.


Sample Oral IA: use this link to access a sample video.  This presentation scored an 8--can you figure out why? 
 11.7 RLS and KQ approval from and process--Answers to page 7 due at end of period. Type in a google doc and share with me.

Work on paper
Work on proposal for IA

TOK REQUIRED paperwork:
TK/PPF. Box #1
 LINK to TK/PPF

(You MUST SAVE this document to your desktop, complete and save each box, THEN submit to Mrs. Webb when you submit your paper.)

 Work on paper--complete, close to done rough draft due next time for workshopping.

Work on presentations

TOK REQUIRED paperwork:
TK/PPF. Box #1
 LINK to TK/PPF

(You MUST SAVE this document to your desktop, complete and save each box, THEN submit to Mrs. Webb when you submit your paper.)
 11.5 You have 2 out of class journals due today AND the journal from the homework assignment (3 total) if you did not submit them last time.  I will hand back the ones I collected last time and graded.

Discuss TOK moments and RLS.

Discuss reading and journals.
What is the role of experts?
What happens when people don't listen to/value the experts?
What happens if the experts are wrong?

Discuss oral IA for this course.
Assignment and requirements.
Handouts
RLS and KQ proposals.
Link to RLS and KQ proposals--use this to "sign up" for your presentation.
 Remember: NO groups may overlap regardless of their instructor.

Typed/shared/printed Proposals DUE END OF PERIOD 11.7

Proposal must include names of your groups members (NO more than 3), your RLS, the KQ and connection between the KQ and the RLs, a "map" of your presentation (like the one on pg. 2 of your packet). 

TOK REQUIRED paperwork:
TK/PPF. Box #1
 LINK to TK/PPF

(You MUST SAVE this document to your desktop, complete and save each box, THEN submit to Mrs. Webb when you submit your paper.)

 
Work on paper--TYPED, completed paper due for peer workshop DUE on NOVEMBER 9!

Work on proposals for IA/Oral.
 11.1 Finish  Who the bleep is Jackson Pollock? (film is 74 minutes) and discuss.

 Work on paper

TOK journals--NOTE THESE ARE DUE MONDAY! (In class, I said Friday, but let's finish the movie first so we have time to discuss.)
Two original from RLS
Reading:  "the death of experts. " Write a summary-response/reaction/reflection in your journal  (this will be 1-2 complete pages) AND 2 KQ for this reading.

 10.30 Finish last 3 outline discussions. The rest of the class will work on their TWO original TOK Tuesday journals (to submit on Monday--oops) AND read a TOK article about experts, then complete the summary-response assignment and KQ for the article.  I will collect all THREE of these assignments on 11.1.

Start Jackson Pollock movie (1st 20-30 minutes)
Who the bleep is Jackson Pollock?
 Work on paper

TOK journals--NOTE THESE ARE DUE MONDAY! (In class, I said Friday, but let's finish the movie first so we have time to discuss.)
Two original from RLS
Reading:  "the death of experts. " Write a summary-response/reaction/reflection in your journal  (this will be 1-2 complete pages) AND 2 KQ for this reading.

 10.26 Small group TOK paper meeting/discussion
--seating chart today based on your TOK paper
--outlines due today; we will meet and discuss ideas/claims/cc/examples and perspectives in class; you will submit a copy of your outline to me. I will look at these and get them back to you on Tuesday. You should continue to work on the rough draft over the weekend.

Applying aesthetic theory to art objects--you need the handout for this
Group assignment (use Chromebooks)--please work in pairs or groups of 3 while I am meeting with other students about their outlines. You should work with people who have the same topic as you. Find your "art objects" (visual art) using internet search--you can look at paintings, sculptures, etc.
LINK TO ASSIGNMENT! You may fill this out electronically and share. Please give Mrs. Webb rights to comment, so I can comment on and grade your paper.
 Work on paper--start drafting if you have not yet.

TOK moments & journals:  Next week is TOK Tuesday, you should have 2 journals to submit and discuss.
 10.24 the arts--Mrs. LoSasso guest speaker
 Work on outline--Due Oct 26
 10.22 The arts
Finish presentations

ART SLIDES:
What is "art"? 
How do we define art? 
Do the arts have value? How do we (can we") quantify that value?
Shared and personal knowledge in the art.
Objective and subjective truth in the arts.

The arts and ethics online activity and worksheet
POWER POINT

work on papers/outlines --last 20-30 min
 Work on outline--Due Oct 26
 10.18 The Arts
Finish song presentations as needed
 
 10.16  the arts and history--song presentations
--how do the arts help us gain knowledge?
--what is the relationship between the arts and history?
--How do the arts "teach" history through their reflection of culture?
 Work on outline
 10.11  Finish meetings with teacher re: unpacking the TOK prompt; paperwork.

Outline of ideas/paper/1st rough draft due 10.26 for small group meetings.

History
 Find a song about history. 
Bring to class to share/present on 10.16--you may do this in PAIRS, music/video clip may be only 3 minutes long MAX.
 10.9 TOK TUESDAY: TOK moments and journal discussion; journal check (6-8 AND out of class journals)

Meetings with teacher re: TOK prompt; paperwork--begin to "unpack the prompt"
Outline of ideas/paper/1st rough draft due 10.26 for small group meetings.

History
Billy Joel: Lyrics and History
Journal 6: What was life like 100 years ago? What will it be like 100 years from now? Pretend it is 2118--What are historians writing/saying about us?

Slides, notes, discussion
 Find a song about history. 
Bring to class to share/present on 10.16--you may do this in PAIRS, music/video clip may be only 3 minutes long MAX.
 10.5 History Journal #7
WRITE (10-15 minutes)
How has the history you have been taught (K-12) reflective of a certain view of your country (or part of the world) and your culture. Please include specific examples to support your claim and develop your argument.              

--Miller and Orwell quotation
--How do the privileged few shape history?

TOK discussion question:
What are the implications of Henry Miller's claim that "The history of the world is the history of a privileged few?" What might George Orwell have meant when he wrote that "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past?"



What are the logical fallacies of history?
 10.1

To what extent does having a sense of purpose affect how we view the world?

 
The Theory of Everything
 
Film discussion:
discussion questions and key points from handout

Fact Checking the film


 8.27
Ethics--What Makes Us Moral (time article) reading and group discussion.

 8.27 Ethics Day

Review Ethics:
ethics quotation and discussion (write for 10 minutes on this and discuss)
practice KQ
ethics and WOK
ethics in  AOK
ethical philosophy

Write KQs that address ETHICS AND the other areas of knowledge.  You will have 7 questions:
-Ethics and indigenous knowledge systems
-Ethics and religious systems
-Ethics and the maths
-Ethics and the natural sciences
-Ethics and the human sciences
-Ethics and history
-Ethics and the arts

To what extent are ethical beliefs based on emotion rather than reason?
Possible topics for consideration:
immigration laws
gun laws
other current controversial issues?
 
    SUMMER Assignment (for SEMESTER 1 of TOK)

Inherit the Stars
 
 11.2 Oral IA
GoogleDoc Sign Up for Presentation RLS & KQ
Sample Oral IA: use this link to access a sample video.  This presentation scored an 8--can you figure out why? 

GoogleDoc Sign Up for Presentation RLS & KQ
 10.31 Introduce IA--handouts, paperwork, importance of TK/PPD form.
Link to TK/PPD 
(Like the PPF, download to your desktop to type and save answers; submit to Mrs. Webb the day after your presentation.)
 What are your presentation groups?
What are your RLS and KQ?
Start working presentation planning.
 10.10 TOK REQUIRED paperwork:
TK/PPF. Box #1
 LINK to TK/PPF

(You MUST SAVE this document to your desktop, complete and save each box, THEN submit to Mrs. Webb when you submit your paper.)
FYI: The TOK Paper Handout
LINK to FYI
Art as AOK--Project
LINK to project and presentation assignment
 
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