ToK 12

Week of August 19

Date Agenda Homework
Tuesday
  • ToK back to school night meets in A211 at 5:40 PM
  • Questions regarding public art project?
  • In your groups answer the following questions:
    • Have your read any dystopian books or watched any Dystopian novels? Share around what the group has experienced.
    • What is the knowledge value of dystopian art?
  • Whole class discussion - How does art generally and dystopian art specifically help or hinder the pursuit of knowledge with regard to how we deal with current social, political and economic problems?

Read and annotate tonality article - due Thursday - EQ: Is beauty universal or is it determined at the level of culture? Explain your answer using examples from beyond the article.

Thursday
  • Tonality/beauty across cultures small group discussion.

Read and annotate Riefenstahl article and watch the first 13:45 of Triumph of the Will - Tuesday

Week of September 2

Date Agenda Homework
Tuesday
  • PE topic unpacking

PAP write up - due Tuesday, September 10;

PAP presentations - September, 12, 17, 19

Thursday
  • Fall PE topic decision
  • Fall PE topi assignment and brainstorm

PAP write up - due Tuesday, September 10;

PAP presentations - September, 12, 17, 19

Week of August 26

Date Agenda Homework
Tuesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Ethics and Art - The case of Leni Riefenstahl

Public art project proposals (PAP) - due Tuesday, September 3;

PAP write up - due Tuesday, September 10;

PAP presentations - September, 12, 17, 19

Thursday
  • Ethics and Art II - Art and conflict (Syria, protests, US racism)

Public art project proposals (PAP) - due Tuesday, September 3;

PAP write up - due Tuesday, September 10;

PAP presentations - September, 12, 17, 19

Week of August 13

Date Agenda Homework
Tuesday
  • Maya Lin Video
  • Maya Lin Small group discussion

 

Thursday
  • In your groups - which of the questions did you find the most interesting? Does/how does the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial contribute to collective shared knowledge in away that would not be possible for other AoKs?
  • Whole class discussion of Maya Lin video
  • Public art project

Read and annotate dystopian literature article - due Monday, August 19 - EQ:

Does art facilitate or hinder our ability to address pressing social, economic and political issues?

Week of August 6

Date Agenda Homework
Tuesday
  • ToK 12 meets in room A211 today
  • Welcome back!
  • Syllabus changes, annotation changes
  • Year overview
  • Why ToK/the ToK mindset

Read and annotate Starbird, incorporating the answer to the following questions into your annotation:

  1. Identify and explain in your own words the four misconceptions about disinformation described by Starbird in the article
  2. EQ: In paragraph 8, Starbird describes the aim of disinformation campaigns as "fostering doubt and destabilizing the common ground that democratic societies require." What is the common ground that democratic societies require? How do disinformation campaigns disrupt this common ground?
  3. How does this article connect to the ToK mindset?

 

Thursday
  • Starbird/ToK mindset Socratic discussion - (split class: east = A-L; west M-Z)
    • With a partner - discuss and make sure both parters understand the four misconceptions (5 minutes)
    • Socratic/whole group - Why, how and to what extent does what Starbird discusses threaten democracy? What can be done to counter this threat? How does this relate to ToK specifically and education generally?

Review slides 33-46 from the art presentation.(By Tuesday, be familiar with the different theories so they can be applied to the video we watch on Tuesday)