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IB TOK Semester 2

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 TEST (yes, I have a final test; no, it is not something you can study for)
ALL paperwork must be submitted today or you will not received 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.

December 18

  1. Brandon, Michael, Albert

 
 12.14  Presentations &
Evaluations


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

  2. Audra, Bertie, Hannah

 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 class.
  1. Dillon, Declan

  2. Mason, Fallon, Nick

 
 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.

TWO presentations
  1. Ashley, Michelle

  2. Carly, Molly, Nikitha

 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.
  1. Iso, Ze, Rosa

  2. Rory, Bekka


 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.
  1. Courtney, Anna, Annalis

  2. Zoe, Jaeda, Kira


 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.

Meetings with students about papers

PRESENTATION DATES:

December 4

  1. Courtney, Anna, Annalise

  2. Zoe, Jaeda, Kira

December 6

  1. Iso, Ze, Rosa
  2. Rory, Bekka

December 10

  1. Ashley, Michelle
  2. Carly, Molly, Nikitha

December 12

  1. Dillon, Declan
  2. Mason, Fallon, Nick

December 14

  1. Shay, Meg
  2. Audra, Bertie, Hannah

December 18 1. Brandon, Michael, Albert


   Paper Revisions
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 WE WILL NOT GET TO ALL OF THIS:

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

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.
 10.9 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?"

Read Tuchman article and discuss.
Read "How and Why does history get rewritten?"
Examples?

Slides, notes, discussion
EE DUE 10.8!
That is your homework this weekend.

Don't forget: 2 TOK outside journals due on Tuesday, October 9. All journals will be checked this day.

What are the logical fallacies of history?
 10.3 Introduction to History as a WOK
How do we "know" in history?

History Lab activity, worksheet, and presentation.

History Cartoons
Slides, notes, discussion
EE due soon; work on that!
We will start working on your TOK papers after your EE's have been submitted.

Consider the following. We will have a class discussion on this next time:
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?"

Don't forget: 2 TOK outside journals due on Tuesday, October 9. All journals will be checked this day.

 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


EE due soon; work on that!
We will start working on your TOK papers after your EE's have been submitted.

Don't forget: 2 TOK outside journals due on Tuesday, October 9. All journals will be checked this day.
 9.27  Tomorrow is end of 6 weeks.
Grades will be submitted next week.

Maths, the Natural Sciences, and Human Sciences: The Theory of Everything
 
EE due soon; work on that!
We will start working on your TOK papers after your EE's have been submitted.

Don't forget: 2 TOK outside journals due on Tuesday, October 9. All journals will be checked this day.
 9.25 TOK Tuesday discussion
Finish discussion from Friday since we did not get to all activities.

Journal check today.

Human Science
--discuss the online psychology tests from last time
--"nature vs. nurture" debate
--the Milgram experiment: Does the ends justify the means when searching for knowledge in HS? What ethical philosophy(ies) should govern the search for knowledge in the human sciences?

Is man good or evil?
Human Sciences: Zimbardo Stanford Prison Ted Talk: The Psychology of Evil (23 minutes--please watch if you were absent)
Discuss as class after viewing.
Ethics & Human Sciences
Emotion as WOK in HS
Fear as a driving force? 
Power corrupts? Historical examples of this?

No homework:

Work on your extended essay!
 9.21 Human Science
--share and discuss podcasts

Finish discussion and activities from Monday and Wednesday.
 JOURNAL 5:
Using the websites below or others that you may find (Google "online psychology tests" if you do not like these, your browser will not open them, or they are not compatible with any programs you may be running), take at least 2 online tests and write about them in your journal. 
Link to complete an online psychology test or an online "unconscious" prejudice test at Harvard.  Here is an interesting political questionnaire as well: http://www.politicalcompass.org/   


ALSO, read about the "nature vs. nuture" argument from a TOK perspective and about the Milgram experiment HERE.

 9.19 Submit natural sciences paper to turnitin before class and a hard copy to ME in class. NO LATE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 

Human Science
Human Sciences Cartoons: Link

Introduce the Human Sciences: anthropology, psychology, business, economics, criminology, education, philosophy, political science, sociology

Possible KQ in the Human Sciences:

General:
Is it true to say that the human sciences are less certain than the natural sciences?
What determines whether a theory in the human sciences is convincing?

Economics:
To what extent should business decisions be based on ethical considerations?
How true are economic models? Can one model ever represent an entire economy accurately

Human Geography:
How reliable are geographic models?What are the limits of statistics in the human sciences?

Psychology:
How does one know which theory to espouse?
Are the findings in the human sciences as reliable as those in the Natural Science? How do we account for the "human" part of Human Sciences?
To what extent can information in the human sciences be quantified?
How are ethics involved in the study of psychology? When and how do ethics change?

Listen to BBC Podcast?

Ted Talks: The Paradox of Choice (20 minutes)

Ted Talk "The End of Social Sciences"



 "What makes us human?" Podcast (This can be found at
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrw9m/episodes/downloads )  (between 21-28 minutes).
 Listen to at least one of these (scroll down, there are a lot of interesting people answering the question--and 4 pages of links--try to find one that interests YOU personally.
Listen to the podcast, then write a summary response in your journal (final journal entry should be 1-2 pages in length).
This is due 9.21, so you have all week.
 9.17
Natural Science and the scientific method: group activity

Rest of period: introduce Human Science

--What does it mean to be human? Discussion and Smithsonian activity
Listen to BBC Podcast? (there not be time for all of this)
 Work on paper--due next time!

"What makes us human?" Podcast (This can be found at
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrw9m/episodes/downloads ) 

(between 21-28 minutes). Listen to at least one of these (scroll down, there are a lot of interesting people answering the question--and 4 pages of links--try to find one that interests YOU personally.
Listen to the podcast, then write a summary response in your journal (final journal entry should be 1-2 pages in length).
This is due 9.21, so you have all week.

 9.13
 Natural Science
Read article about pseudoscience: LINK
TED TALK: "Why We Should Trust Scientists" (Google Ted Talk Naomi Oreskes) to find this--watch and discuss

2nd 1/2 of the period: Work on Natural Sciences paper. If you are NOT writing the Natural Sciences paper, please bring your EE or another paper or assignment to work on quietly. There will be NO group work.
 Work on paper--due Thursday
 9.11 TOK Tuesday--discuss journal entries and submit journals (these will be graded and returned to you no later than 9.17)

Return papers; discuss/review scoring guidelines

Natural Sciences "replacement" paper assignment . . . .Due 9.17

 Natural Sciences discussion questions:
--What do the natural sciences study?
--Do natural sciences describe the world or explain the world? What is the difference between "describe" and "explain"?
--What role does language, particularly specialized terms, play in the natural sciences?
--How do you use emotion, intuition, or imagination in the natural sciences? What about sense perception? or reason?
--What is the difference between applied (engineering) and pure (chemistry) sciences?
--How do we share knowledge in the natural sciences?
--What role in science does each of the following play: evidence, peer review, replication, certainty & uncertainty?
--What is "pseudo-science"? What are the "warning signs" that something is a pseudo-science?
--In what ways does the general public benefit from scientific research?
--What social and technological factors have pushed the natural sciences in particular directions?
 Work on paper
 9.7  Godel reading assignment due today
Math--Mr. Fernald Guest Teacher
End of class--math TED talks if there is remaining time.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Math Ted Talks--

Math and Science--fractals in nature

Next week I see you on Wed and Friday, so we will not have TOK Tuesday. Please have 2 outside journals prepared for class the week after that (Sept. 11)
 9.5  "Does Infinity Exist?" (try this link if you were absent: 
https://plus.maths.org/content/does-infinity-exist
--TOK math activity?

Math videos/activity/discussion

 Link to Math & the "real world" Ted Talks and videos 
DUE FRIDAY:
Read the "Godel's Proof" introduction that I gave you in class (or try this address: http://calculemus.org/cafe-aleph/raclog-arch/nagel-newman.pdf).
Write a 1 page summary of the reading and write 2 questions about the text/concepts. This should NOT be in your journal. You will use these in class with Mr. Fernald the will submit them to me for a score.

Next week I see you on Wed and Friday, so we will not have TOK Tuesday. Please have 2 outside journals prepared for class the week after that (Sept. 11)
              
 8.31  Math
--discuss history of math reading and journal
--discuss video "Math is the Hidden Secret" and journal

Math slides and TOK discussion (you should take notes)

Video on math and coral (this is super cool--you can find the link on yesterday's homework page)

 Link to Math & the "real world" Ted Talks and videos 
 DUE FRIDAY:
Read the "Godel's Proof" introduction that I gave you in class (or try this address: http://calculemus.org/cafe-aleph/raclog-arch/nagel-newman.pdf).
Write a 1 page summary of the reading and write 2 questions about the text/concepts. This should NOT be in your journal. You will use these in class with Mr. Fernald the will submit them to me for a score.

Next week I see you on Wed and Friday, so we will not have TOK Tuesday. Please have 2 outside journals prepared for class the week after that (Sept. 11)
 8.29 Submit Ways of Knowing papers --share at tables.

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

Break

Start Mathematics as a way of knowing: Math Theory (not application)
--Is math discovered or created?
--Do numbers exist? (Google on Youtube--10 minutes)
--Philosophy of numbers (Google on Youtube--you will find SO many videos on the philosophy of math--10-35 minutes)
 Using this Link to Math & the "real world" Ted Talks and videos read one or more of the sites from the first 3 bullet points (timeline and history of math), then watch "Math is the Hidden Secret . . ." (also on the link) and write a summary/response in your journal. (This is Journal #2)


Next week I see you on Wed and Friday, so we will not have TOK Tuesday. Please have 2 outside journals prepared for class the week after that (Sept. 11)
 8.27 Ethics Day

Continue to review WOK--What is truth? And HDYK?

Journals for this semester.

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?


 WOK Review--due on  August 29 
  • 1-2 page typed response to ONE review question.  This will be graded for understanding of the Ways of Knowing.  I will also look at your writing abilities and your use of argument.  Consider this a writing sample for this course.

Set up Turnitin.com 
Course Code: 18683183
Enrollment Key: TOK2

8.23 Name and what's on your bucket list?

WOK Review Activity/AOK Introductory activity

WOK review activity and assignment--due Aug. 29; typed and submitted to both Turnitin and ME.

Class discussion
 WOK Review--due on  August 29 
  • 1-2 page typed response to ONE review question.  This will be graded for understanding of the Ways of Knowing.  I will also look at your writing abilities and your use of argument.  Consider this a writing sample for this course.

Set up Turnitin.com 
Course Code: 18683183
Enrollment Key: TOK2

Continue work on EE revisions
 8.21
Safety and security

Introductions
Name and discussion of Extended Essay topics and progress
  • obstacles encountered
  • something exciting you learned
  • TOK moments
  • Next step

CAS?

WOK Review--group activity
Review of Ways of Knowing and Areas covered 1st semester.
 
 8.17  WELCOME!
Introductions & seating charts
Semester Overview

 Nope
     
     
   Everything below this is from last year and is for planning purposes only; please do NOT do these assignments.  
     
    SUMMER Assignment (for SEMESTER 1 of TOK)

Inherit the Stars
 
     
   WINTER BREAK!  
 11.2 Oral IA
--review TK/PPF (all boxes should be the same for EACH group member, but you must each submit a separate form)
--start working on this
--you should know your groups, RLS, and KQ by next time.
Fill out THIS form:
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 TOK PAPER--FINAL ROUGH DRAFT DUE--this should be as close to your final paper as possible.
Schedule paper conferences.

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.)

Sample TOK papers--discuss papers and scoring. Do NOT answer a "To What Extent" like you would in IB history.  Your paper should be an exploration of the issue.  You do not need to follow a format or use conditional voice, etc. unless it best fits your argument.

FYI: The TOK Paper Handout
LINK to FYI

Art as AOK--Project
LINK to project and presentation assignment
 
 10.4
 
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