Week of May 4
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To discuss whether math is invented or discovered 

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 

Read and annotate the dog calculus article  Friday 
Friday  To assess what it means to "know" math 

Read and annotate incompleteness article  Monday 
Week of April 27
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To understand the mathematical paradigm 

Spring formal paper  Due Wednesday 
Wednesday  To discuss whether math is invented or discovered 


Friday 

Week of April 20
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To Introduce Math as an Area of Knowledge 


Wednesday 

Invented or discovered article  Due Monday, April 27  
Friday  To demonstrate the mathematical paradigm 

Invented or discovered article  Due Monday, April 27 
Week of April 13
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To reflect on the Woks 

No class on Wednesday due to AM AP IB test preparation workshop 
Wednesday 


Friday  To transition to the Aoks 

Week of March 30
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To watch 12 Angry Men 

Notes template and reaction to 12 Angry Men due Wednesday 
Wednesday  To discuss 12 Angry Men and the ways of knowing 

Second Semester Formal paper  due April 28 
Friday 

Week of March 23
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To discuss whether or not machines could experience emotions 

MIT questions and text interaction due  Wednesday, March 25 
Wednesday  To discuss emotional intelligence and its value 


Friday  To explain the spring semester paper 

Week of March 16
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To understand three theories on the scientific basis for emotions 

Read and annotate Emoticon article 
Wednesday  To discuss the extent to which our emotions are simply manifestations of observable behavior 

Emotion article  Friday 
Friday  To discuss whether or not machines could experience emotions 

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 

Read and annotate Harkin article for Wednesday 
Wednesday  To discuss the role and perception of emotion in western society 

What is emotion? Brainstorm a list of possible explanations  Counts as an annotation  Due Friday 
Friday  To discuss what emotions are 

Read and annotate emoticon article  Monday 
Week of March 2
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To understand the coding project 

Reason quiz  Friday 
Wednesday  To use js to code rps 

Reason quiz  Friday 
Friday  To use js to code rps 

Week of February 23
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To understand the EE and its value 


Wednesday  To understand how to test hypothetical and disjunctive syllogisms for vallidity 

Hypothetical and disjunctive syllogism HW 
Friday  To review deductive logic 

Bring laptops next week 
Week of February 16
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday 


Wednesday  To understand how to assess categorical syllogism using figure and mood 

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 

None! 
Week of February 9
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday 


Wednesday  To understand how to assess categorical syllogisms using Venn Diagrams 

Complete Venn Practice sheet 
Friday  To understand Mood and Figure 

Week of February 2
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday 


Wednesday  To understand the nature of deductive reasoning 

Induction project Wednesday, February 11 
Friday  To understand what a categorical syllogism is 

Induction project Wednesday, February 11 
Week of January 26
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To understand informal fallacies as a barrier to good reasoning 


Wednesday  To understand what deductive argumentation entails 

Informal fallacy HW  Due Friday 
Friday  To understand the structure and form of categorical syllogisms 

Week of January 19
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday 


Wednesday  To assess inductive arguments 

Assessing inductive arguments assignment 
Friday  To assess inductive arguments 

Assessing inductive arguments assignment 
Week of January 12
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To learn about college! 


Wednesday  To understand what is meant by reason as a way of knowing 

Finish induction/deduction exercise  This will count as an annotation on Friday 
Friday  To understand what is meant by inductive reasoning 

Complete inductive reasoning reading and assignment  Due Wednesday, January 21 
Week of January 5
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To play Zendo! 


Wednesday  To play non IP infringing mystery game 


Friday 

Week of December 15
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To understand what is meant by double speak 


Wednesday 


Friday 

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 


Wednesday  To understand language as a tool of persuasion 


Friday  To understand how language can be used to obscure meaning 

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 


Wednesday  To understand and discuss KQ relating to language 


Friday  To understand and discuss KQ relating to language 

Week of November 17
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To discuss fixed v. growth minds ets 


Wednesday  To discuss the ways in which language shapes our thoughts 


Friday  To understand and assess the Sapir whorf hypothesis 

Week of November 10
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To discuss two theories on animals and laguage 

Final draft of paper  due  Friday 
Wednesday  To understand the characteristics of language 

Final draft of paper  due  Friday 
Friday  To understand the relationship between 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 

Final draft of Fall Formal Essay  Friday, November 14 
Friday  To understand the characteristics of language 

Final draft of Fall Formal Essay  Friday, November 14 
Week of October 27
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday 


Wednesday  To peer edit our first formal essay 

Final draft of Fall formal paper  Due Wednesday, November 12 
Friday  To discuss the definition of language 

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 


Wednesday  To understand the various theories of perception 

Read and annotate eyewitness testimony article  Friday 
Friday  To understand the problems with eyewitness tstimony 

Week of October 13
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To understand the interpretive nature of our perception 


Wednesday  To understand the interpretive nature of our perception 

Read and annotate innatentional blindness article  Friday 
Friday  To understand the concept of innatentional blindness 

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 

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 

First draft of fall paper  Wednesday, October 29 
Friday  To understand the interpretive nature of our perception 

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?" 

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 

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 

Read and annotate Russell  Wednesday First draft of fall paper  Wednesday, October 29 
Wednesday  To discuss the problems of perception raised by 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?" 

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 


Wednesday  To demonstrate an understanding of the three knowledge positions we have discussed 

Read and annotate  "Can Computers Think?"  Friday  Identify and develop reasons for your position on the question 
Friday  To discuss whether computers can "know" 

Week of September 8
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To understand knowledge as justified, true belief 

Read and annotate the theories of truth article  Wednesday 
Wednesday  To understand three theories of truth 

Final Gladwell annotations  Due Friday; Read and annotate philosophical skepticism article  Monday, September 15 
Friday 

Week of September 1
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday 


Wednesday  To understand the distinction between personal and shared knowledge 

Gladwell annotations 34  due Friday 
Friday 

Week of August 25
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To understand Plato's theory of knowledge 

Gladwell annotations 12  Due Friday 
Wednesday  To distinguish between personal and shared knowledge 

Gladwell annotations 12  Due Friday; Friday presentations  please email powerpoints to me by tomorrow morning 
Friday 

Week of August 18
Date  Goal  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  To decide which section of Gladwell your group will present 

Gladwell presentation section  Wednesday 
Wednesday  To organize Gladwell presentations 

Read and Annotate Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"  Monday, August 25 
Friday  To organize Gladwell presentations 

Read and Annotate Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"  Monday, August 25; Gladwell presentations begin Friday, August 29; Gladwell annotations 12  due Friday, August 29 
Week of August 11
Date  Key ?  Agenda  Homework 

Monday  How should I approach ToK? 

Read and annotate "Baseball or Soccer"  Friday 
Wednesday  What is ToK about? 

Read and annotate "Baseball or Soccer"  Friday 
Friday  How does Brook's soccer metaphor relate to ToK? 

Gladwell groups formation  Monday Gladwell Presentations Start Friday, August 22 