Theory of Knowledge 11

Week of May 4

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To discuss whether math is invented or discovered
  • Journal - 1) Is math invented by humans, or is it the language of the universe? 2) Regarding this question, which example from the video do you think was the most significant?
  • Is math invented or discovered discussion and brainstorming examples from the video
Read documents on the value of mathematical knowledge. Specific identify Plato's hierarchy of knowledge. Do you agree with Plato's hierarchy?
Wednesday To understand the position mathematical knowledge has in western society
  • Journal - What is Plato's Hierarchy of knowledge - How would you diagram this hierarchy?
  • Lecture/Discussion - The place of mathematical knowledge from Plato to our time
  • Reading time - Elvis does Calculus
Read and annotate the dog calculus article - Friday
Friday To assess what it means to "know" math
  • Journal: Does Elvis the dog know calculus? Explain your answer be careful to qualify you you mean by the verb "know."
  • Calculus dog video
  • Discuss Devlin article
  • Journal: How does this article address the argument presented in the Stewart article from Tuesday? Explain.
  • Begin Godel article
Read and annotate incompleteness article - Monday

Week of April 27

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand the mathematical paradigm
  • Review examples 1 (lines on a circle) and 2 (Goldbach's conjecture)
  • Discuss why the givens in the infinite primes proof are given. What makes something "given" in math
  • Finish primes proof
  • Journal and discussion: How were examples 1 and 2 different from example 3? What does this say about math as a way of knowing?
  • Lecture/Discussion - The mathematical paradigm
Spring formal paper - Due Wednesday
Wednesday To discuss whether math is invented or discovered
  • Video - NOVA - The Great Math Mystery
  • Make a T chart on a whole sheet of paper. on one side, make a bulleted list of the evidence that math is discovered (that reality is mathematical), and on the other a bulleted list that math is a human creation. For Monday, be prepared to discuss why this question is important to our understanding of math and the world.
Friday
  • No School

Week of April 20

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To Introduce Math as an Area of Knowledge
  • Journal - Complete the ToK bridge activity (AoKs) for math. What are the most significant strengths and limitations of math as a way of knowing? What has your experience with math been like in school? Why is math often such a struggle for some people? What does this suggest about math as a way of knowing
  • Lecture/discussion - Introduction to math and the mathematical paradigm
Wednesday
  • Substitute
  • Complete the reading and annotation on whether math is invented or discovered
Invented or discovered article - Due Monday, April 27
Friday To demonstrate the mathematical paradigm
  • Lecture/Discussion - Introduction to math and the mathematical paradigm
  • Journal: How were examples 1 and 2 different from example 3? What does this say about math as a way of knowing?
Invented or discovered article - Due Monday, April 27

Week of April 13

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To reflect on the Woks
  • ToK review transition activity
No class on Wednesday due to AM AP IB test preparation workshop
Wednesday
  • No Class
Friday To transition to the Aoks
  • ToK review/Trasnsition activity discussion
  • Questions/Work time for paper

Week of March 30

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To watch 12 Angry Men
  • Finish 12 Angry Men
Notes template and reaction to 12 Angry Men -due Wednesday
Wednesday To discuss 12 Angry Men and the ways of knowing
  • 12 Angry Men discussion
Second Semester Formal paper - due April 28
Friday
  • No school!!

Week of March 23

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To discuss whether or not machines could experience emotions
  • Reading time fopr MIT Media Lab article on machines and emotional intelligence. Focus on the following questions:
    1. What is emotional intelligence?
    2. What examples of emotional intelligence are provided by the article? How does emotional intelligence lead to knowedge? Provide specific examples?
    3. How might machines be programmed to respond to human emotions? What do these ideas tell us about how we (Humans) understand and react to emotions?
    4. Can machines ever have emtional intelligence?
    5. Can machines ever have emotions? Explain (this is not addressed in the article).
MIT questions and text interaction due - Wednesday, March 25
Wednesday To discuss emotional intelligence and its value
  • Discussion of emotional intelligence
Friday To explain the spring semester paper
  • Emotion wrap up
  • Spring semester paper

Week of March 16

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand three theories on the scientific basis for emotions
  • Read the brief excerpt from Alchin. Describe (in one or two sentences) each theory. Which theory (labeled 1 and 2) offers the best account for the emotions we brainstormed on Friday? Explain. What KQ are raised by each theory?
  • Discuss - What is emotion? - 3 models and your ideas
  • Begin reading emoticon article
  • Come ToK with us - Senior presentations
Read and annotate Emoticon article
Wednesday To discuss the extent to which our emotions are simply manifestations of observable behavior
  • Come ToK with us - Senior presentations
  • Finish lecure/discussion - theories of emotion
  • Small group discussion of emotion article
  • Discuss emoticon article
  • Emotion in the news presentations assignment: Find an article from a reliable news source that deals with emotion as a way of knowing. Be prepared to summarize for the class the main point of the article and knowledge questions regarding emotion that it raises - Friday, March 20
Emotion article - Friday
Friday To discuss whether or not machines could experience emotions
  • Discuss emotion articles. Informal presentations and discussion. Briefly explain what the article is about and how it related to emotion as a way of knowing.
  • Begin reading MIT Media Lab article on machines and emotional intelligence. Focus on the following questions:
    1. What is emotional intelligence?
    2. What examples of emotional intelligence are provided by the article? How does emotional intelligence lead to knowedge? Provide specific examples?
    3. How might machines be programmed to respond to human emotions? What do these ideas tell us about how we (Humans) understand and react to emotions?
    4. Can machines ever have emtional intelligence?
    5. Can machines ever have emotions? Explain (this is not addressed in the article).
MIT questions and text interaction due - Wednesday, March 25

Week of March 9

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To discuss the relation of coding to reason
  • Journal - 1) What difficulties did you face during this exercise? What do these difficulties suggest about logic as a way of knowing? 2) What questions of knowledge does this exercise suggest regarding logic? To what extent are these issues unique to logic as a way of knowing? 3) How does this activity demonstrate how logic differs from the other ways of knowing such as language and perception? Are these differences strengths or weaknesses? 4) How might logic as a way of knowing be dangerous? What problems might logic lead people into?
  • Discuss Activity/Wrap up logic unit (assess the following argument)
    • All A is B
    • All C is A
    • All C is B
  • Substitute the given words for the variable in the argument
  • Video - The Ascent of Man - Knowledge or Certainty?
Read and annotate Harkin article for Wednesday
Wednesday To discuss the role and perception of emotion in western society
  • Journal - With a partner, answer the following questions about emotion (please do so in writing):
    • If someone is described as "emotional," what does that mean?
    • Brainstorm words associated with the type of people associated with being "emotional". Are these words generally positive or negative
    • Is there a (perceived) connection between emotion and gender? How does this connection impact how we assess emotion?
    • How has emotion been portrayed in the literature you have read this year? Provide examples.
    • What does Harkin say is the stereotypical view of emotion? Does he agree?
  • Discuss emotion reading
What is emotion? Brainstorm a list of possible explanations - Counts as an annotation - Due Friday
Friday To discuss what emotions are
  • Brainstorm HW onto the board
  • Journal: Make a list of all the emotions you can think of. Read the brief excerpt from Alchin. Which theory (labeled 1 and 2) offers the best account for the emotions you listed? Explain. What KQ are raised by each theory?
  • Discuss - What is emotion? - 2.5 models and your ideas
  • Begin reading emoticon article
Read and annotate emoticon article - Monday

Week of March 2

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand the coding project
  • Find a partner. Play a game of rock paper scissors with them (best 2 out of 3). Imagine you had to instruct a third person to mediate a game of rps. Write out a set of numbered written instructions for them to follow to determine who wins. How do your instructions demonstrate the use of logic?
  • Login to tusd.net or your hotpot. Create an account on Codeacademy.com
  • Lecture/discussion - Coding basics needed for RPS program
Reason quiz - Friday
Wednesday To use js to code rps
  • rps project
Reason quiz - Friday
Friday To use js to code rps
  • rps project
  • Debrief project - time allowing
  • Reason quiz

Week of February 23

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand the EE and its value
  • Induction advertisement presentations
  • The Extended Essay (with Mrs. Sorgent)
Wednesday To understand how to test hypothetical and disjunctive syllogisms for vallidity
  • Induction advertisement presentations
  • Lecture/Discussion - Hypothetical and disjunctive syllogisms
  • Student wireless account login instructions
Hypothetical and disjunctive syllogism HW
Friday To review deductive logic
  • Induction advertising presentations
  • Correct HW
  • Deduction review activity - Write one valid categorical syllogism that involves both a particular and a negative premise and an invalid hypothetical syllogism
  • Sign up to bring lap tops - Monday, Wednesday, Friday of next week
Bring laptops next week

 

Week of February 16

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School
Wednesday To understand how to assess categorical syllogism using figure and mood
  • Journal - Assess the following argument:
  • All gizmos are whoozles

    No dinkles are gizmos

    Therefore: No dinkles are whoozles

  • Induction project presentations
  • Lecture/Discussion - assessing categorical syllogisms using figure and mood
  • Figure and mood practice
Write a categorical syllogism of your own. Make sure that it contains exactly three terms and two premises which use categorical propositions containing "all," "no," or "some." Assess you categorical syllogism using a venn diagram and the Aristotelian method - due Friday
Friday To understand deductive fallacies relating to categorical syllogisms
  • Induction presentations
  • Lecture/Discussion - deductive fallacies
  • Assessment of student syllogisms
None!

Week of February 9

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School
Wednesday To understand how to assess categorical syllogisms using Venn Diagrams
  • Turn in induction projects
  • Presentation option
  • Assessing dcategorical syllogisms using Venn diagrams.
  • Venn Practice
Complete Venn Practice sheet
Friday To understand Mood and Figure
  • Induction presentations
  • Go over Venn HW
 

Week of February 2

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Substitute - Complete informal fallacy exercises
Wednesday To understand the nature of deductive reasoning
  • Review informal fallacy excercises
  • Induction project
  • Introduction to deduction
Induction project -Wednesday, February 11
Friday To understand what a categorical syllogism is
  • Introduction to categorical syllogisms
Induction project -Wednesday, February 11

Week of January 26

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand informal fallacies as a barrier to good reasoning
  • Journal - Based on what we have discussed over the last two weeks, in what ways does reason differ from sense perception as a way of knowing? Explain
  • Lecture/Discussion - finish assessing inductive arguments
  • Go over inductive reasoning HW
 
Wednesday To understand what deductive argumentation entails
  • Lecture/discussion - Inductive fallacies
  • Inductive fallacy activity
Informal fallacy HW - Due Friday
Friday To understand the structure and form of categorical syllogisms
  • Gov over Inductive fallacy HW
  • Lecture/Discussion - Introduction to deduction

Week of January 19

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School
Wednesday To assess inductive arguments
  • Journal - Share your arguments with a partner
  • Discuss induction articles
  • Lecture/Discussion - Assessing inductive arguments
Assessing inductive arguments assignment
Friday To assess inductive arguments
  • Journal - Write an flawed inductive argument. Be prepared to identify the type of argument you have wrtitten and what its flaw is.
  • Lecture/Discussion - finish assessing inductive arguments
Assessing inductive arguments assignment

Week of January 12

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To learn about college!
  • Finish clue
  • Journal - Clue debrief
  • Presentation - Guest speaker!
  • Return essays - time alowing
Wednesday To understand what is meant by reason as a way of knowing
  • Journal - Review your journals explaining the process used to "solve" each of the games played over the last three sessions, focusing on the mental steps taken to arrive at the correct answer and how the process was different (if it was) for each activity. Be prepared to discuss your responses.
  • Lecture/Discussion - Introduction to reason
  • Induction v. deduction group activity
Finish induction/deduction exercise - This will count as an annotation on Friday
Friday To understand what is meant by inductive reasoning
  • Journal - Write on deductive and one inductive argument. Then explain why they are inductive and deductive.
  • Lecture/Discusion - Inductive reasoning
  • Inductive argument reading assignment: Read the articles provided. Based on the information from each article, develop an inductive argument. The describe whether the argument is enumerative, analogical or causal. be prepared to share and explain your reasons.
Complete inductive reasoning reading and assignment - Due Wednesday, January 21

Week of January 5

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To play Zendo!
  • Welcome back!
  • Zendo!
  • Journal
Wednesday To play non IP infringing mystery game
  • Play NIPIMG
  • Journal
Friday
  • No school!

Week of December 15

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand what is meant by double speak
  • Journal - In small groups answer the following questions and be prepared to share with the class:
    • What is doublespeak? What is the difference between doubleak and the kind of persuasive language used by King?
    • What are the four types of double speak identifited by Lutz? Your group should identify and be prepared to explain two examples of each type from current events and/or school
    • What is Lutz' point regarding the phrase "passed away?" Do you agree
    • How do you use double speak? Be prepared to come up with examples
  • Discuss double speak article!
  • Share examples of doublespeak
  • First semester questionaire
Wednesday
  • No Class
Friday
  • No Class

Week of December 8

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday

To understand and discuss KQ relating to language

To understand language as a tool of persuasion

  • Correct pop quiz
  • Journal - Which of the theories on language and meaning (if any) does the pop quiz from last Wednesday support? Explain your answer
  • Lecture/Discussion - Knowledge questions arising from language as a way of knowing
 
Wednesday To understand language as a tool of persuasion
  • Lecture discussion - Language as a tool of persuasion
  • MLK speech analysis activity
Friday To understand how language can be used to obscure meaning
  • Substitute
  • Read doublespeak article
Read and annotate double speak article and find and analyze one example of double speak from current media

Week of December 1

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand the Sapir Whorf hypothesis
  • Journal - To what extent does language control thought? Answer with examples
  • Lecture/Discussion - Sapir Whorf and linguistic relativism
Wednesday To understand and discuss KQ relating to language
  • Journal - Find a partner. Ask your partner a question and write down their answer. Then describe how the language of their answer (symbols written on a page) creates meaning within your mind. Try to describe the details of how this process works thorough self examination.
  • Lecture/Discussion - Language and meaning
  • Pop quiz!
Friday To understand and discuss KQ relating to language
  • Substitute
  • Read proper language article

Week of November 17

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday

To discuss fixed v. growth mind-s ets

  • What I mean by The Elite of Tracy High
  • Read Dweck Article
  • Small group discussion - How does our educational system encourage both the fixed and the growth model? Considering all factors, which seems more dominant - Provide examples
  • Whole group discussion of Dweck and strategies for the way forward in this class
Wednesday To discuss the ways in which language shapes our thoughts
  • Small groups - Answer language and though questions from the presentation
  • Whole group discussion - language and thought
Friday To understand and assess the Sapir whorf hypothesis
  • ToC: Read the SEP article on the Sapir Whorf hypothesis
  • With a partner make a T chart. On one side list arguments supporting the Sapir Whorf hypothesis. On the other list arguments that show its weaknesses. Examples from Wednesday's discussion are encouraged
  • Lecture/Discussion - Sapir Whorf Hypothesis

Week of November 10

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To discuss two theories on animals and laguage
  • Debrief debate
  • Discuss Descartes, Savage-Rumbaugh article
  • Questions on paper?
  • Reading time - "Does language shape how you think?" article
Final draft of paper - due - Friday
Wednesday To understand the characteristics of language
  • Lecture/Discussion - Characteristics of language
Final draft of paper - due - Friday
Friday To understand the relationship between language and meaning
  • Lecture/Discussion - Language and meaning
Read and Annotate "Does Language Shape How you Think?" article - Monday, November 17

Week of November 3

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To define what is meant by language

Read and annotate chimp language - article - Wednesday;

Final draft of Fall Formal Essay - Friday, November 14

Wednesday To discuss whether or not animals possess language
  • Return Essays - General comments
  • In small groups within your assigned position, develop a three point argument on the following resolution: "Chimps use language" Use evidence from the Chimp article, Descartes and Searle.
Final draft of Fall Formal Essay - Friday, November 14
Friday To understand the characteristics of language
  • Debate on the resolution "Animals use Language"
Final draft of Fall Formal Essay - Friday, November 14

Week of October 27

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School
Wednesday To peer edit our first formal essay
  • Discussion of the rubric for the Fall Formal Paper
  • Graded drafts and complete works cited listing for articles used in class will be available on Monday, November 3
  • Peer editing time
  • Debrief peer editing
Final draft of Fall formal paper - Due Wednesday, November 12
Friday To discuss the definition of language
  • Journal - What is language? List at least three essential characteristics.
  • What is language activity?

Final draft of Fall formal paper - Due Wednesday, November 12

Read and annotate chimp language debate article - Wednesday, November 5

Week of October 20

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand the concept of change blindness
  • Journal - What is change blindness and what real world issues are associated with it?
  • Discussion of change blindness article
  • Eye witness testimony article reading time
Wednesday To understand the various theories of perception
  • Reading time - Eyewitness testimony article
  • Lecture/Discussion - Theories of perception
  • First paper brainstorm
Read and annotate eyewitness testimony article - Friday
Friday To understand the problems with eyewitness tstimony
  • Journal -
    • How do we believe memory works? According to the author, how does memory really work?
    • Can you think of an example of a memory you have that is likely shaped partly or entirely by things you have been told after the event? Describe the memory.
    • How are memory and perception linked? Explain
    • Should we ban convictions based on a single eyewitness account? Be prepared to defend your rationale.
  • Eyewitness testimony discussion/debate

Week of October 13

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand the interpretive nature of our perception
  • Illusion activity
Wednesday To understand the interpretive nature of our perception
  • Lecture/Discussion - Further problems with perception
  • Illusion activity presentations and discussion
Read and annotate innatentional blindness article - Friday
Friday To understand the concept of innatentional blindness
  • KQ and real world application train
  • Final illusion presentations
  • Discussion - innational blindness article
Read and annotate change blindness article - Monday

Week of October 6

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand the mechanics and range of our senses
  • Finish Sense activity
  • Discuss sense activity
  • Nagel discussion

Could we get 7 laptops in class on Wednesday?

First draft of fall paper - Wednesday, October 29

Wednesday To understand the interpretive nature of our perception
  • Lecture/discussion - Illusions and interpretation
  • Illusion activity
First draft of fall paper - Wednesday, October 29
Friday To understand the interpretive nature of our perception
  • Illusion activity (finish)
  • Illusion presentation work time

Illusion presentations - Monday, October 13;

First draft of fall paper - Wednesday, October 29

Week of September 29

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand the broad outline of the philosophy behind the question "How reliable are our senses?"
  • Journal - What are the two potential problems with knowledge deriving from perception?
  • Lecture/Discussion - Philosophical approaches to the reliability of our senses (finish)
  • Mrs. Sorgent
First draft of fall paper - Wednesday, October 29
Wednesday To understand the mechanics and range of our senses

Read and annotate Nagel - Friday;

First draft of fall paper - Wednesday, October 29

Friday To understand the mechanics and range of our senses
  • Whole class discussion - What do we do right and what do we do wrong in education?

Read and annotate Nagel - Friday;

First draft of fall paper - Wednesday, October 29

Week of September 22

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To review the knowledge questions raised in unit 1
  • Review Unit questions
  • Fall formal paper
  • Russell reading time

Read and annotate Russell - Wednesday

First draft of fall paper - Wednesday, October 29

Wednesday To discuss the problems of perception raised by Russell
  • Journal: In small groups, discuss and answer (in your journals) the questions on the Russell document from the overhead
  • Discuss/list KQ arising from Russell
First draft of fall paper - Wednesday, October 29
Friday To understand the broad outline of the philosophy behind the question "How reliable are our senses?"
  • Lecture/Discussion - Philosophical approaches to the reliability of our senses
First draft of fall paper - Wednesday, October 29

Week of September 15

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand two more positions on truth - Skepticism and relativism
  • Journal: Which of the three Truth tests would you employ in the following situations? Explain your answer.
    • The universe contains more dark matter than ordinary matter
    • Murder is wrong
    • Mr. Sese is wearing an orange shirt
    • Sticking a paper clip into an electrical socket is a bad idea
    • The current drought is the result of global warming
  • Lecture/Discussion - Skepticism and relativism
Wednesday To demonstrate an understanding of the three knowledge positions we have discussed
  • Review 3 models of knowledge
  • In groups of three:
    • Identify two or three examples of specific areas (or parts of areas) of knowledge that your group believes fit into each of the three categories we have been discussing over the last few days (JTB, Skepticism, Relativism)
    • If there is a category that your group believes has no examples? If so explain why you believe this category is just plain wrong.
    • Be prepared to share your groups examples with the class
    • Friday - Debate/Discussion - Is it possible for machines to know?
Read and annotate - "Can Computers Think?" - Friday - Identify and develop reasons for your position on the question
Friday To discuss whether computers can "know"
  • Discussion of "Can Computers Think?"

Week of September 8

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand knowledge as justified, true belief
  • Journal - What are the necessary conditions to make the claim "I know x"? List in bulleted form and provide an example.
  • Lecture/Discussion - Justified, true belief ( pt. 1)
  • Reading time - theories of truth article
Read and annotate the theories of truth article - Wednesday
Wednesday To understand three theories of truth
  • Journal - Which of the three truth tests is the most convincing? Which would be the best standard to prove truth "beyond a reasonable doubt?" Why?
  • Lecture/Discussion - Justified true Belief (pt. 2)
  • Using the framework established by JTB, discuss in your groups whether your assigned statement counts as knowledge. Be prepared to explain in terms of JTB. What KQ emerge from your knowledge claim?

Final Gladwell annotations - Due Friday;

Read and annotate philosophical skepticism article - Monday, September 15

Friday
  • Gladwell presentations

Week of September 1

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School
Wednesday To understand the distinction between personal and shared knowledge
  • Journal: What does it mean to know something? List five things you know and then explain how you know them.
  • Debrief ToC
  • Lecture/discussion - What does it mean to know? pt. 1 - personal v. shared knowledge
  • Journal (time allowing) - Is there a neutral position from which judgements can be made regarding competing knowledge claims? Explain your answer
  • Gladwell reminders
Gladwell annotations 3-4 - due Friday
Friday
  • Gladwell presentations 3-4

Week of August 25

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To understand Plato's theory of knowledge
  • Journal (in small groups) - What knowledge questions does Plato raise? What is Plato's Theory of Knowledge? Do you agree? What questions do you have regarding the article?
  • Non-moderated discussion of Plato's Allegory of the Cave
Gladwell annotations 1-2 - Due Friday
Wednesday To distinguish between personal and shared knowledge
  • Unit 1 outline
  • Journal - Answer question 1 from the unit outline
  • Lecture/Discussion - Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" and his theory of knowledge
  • Small to large discussion of Plato questions
  • Gladwell reading and work time

Gladwell annotations 1-2 - Due Friday;

Friday presentations - please email powerpoints to me by tomorrow morning

Friday
  • Gladwell presentations 1-2

Week of August 18

Date Goal Agenda Homework
Monday To decide which section of Gladwell your group will present
  • Review assignment and knowledge questions
  • Meet in large groups by book
  • Form Gladwell presentation groups
  • Gladwell presentation work time
Gladwell presentation section - Wednesday
Wednesday To organize Gladwell presentations
  • Gladwell presentation work time
Read and Annotate Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" - Monday, August 25
Friday To organize Gladwell presentations
  • Prescribed essay introduction
  • Gladwell presentations work time

Read and Annotate Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" - Monday, August 25;

Gladwell presentations begin Friday, August 29;

Gladwell annotations 1-2 - due Friday, August 29

Week of August 11

Date Key ? Agenda Homework
Monday How should I approach ToK?
  • Welcome/introductions
  • Baseball or Soccer article
  • Annotating articles in ToK
  • Mrs. Sorgent
Read and annotate "Baseball or Soccer" - Friday
Wednesday What is ToK about?
  • Questions on annotations?
  • What is ToK?
  • The heart of ToK - knowledge questions
  • Gladwell assignment
  • Syllabus
Read and annotate "Baseball or Soccer" - Friday
Friday How does Brook's soccer metaphor relate to ToK?
  • In small groups, answer the following questions:
    • What is Brooks' main argument and how does he support it?
    • In what ways does this article conflict with the paradigm dominant in American culture?
    • What role does metaphor play in making Brooks' argument?
    • Is Brooks' argument valid
  • Discussion of "Baseball or Soccer?"

Gladwell groups formation - Monday

Gladwell Presentations Start Friday, August 22