ToK 11

Week of May 23

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Presentations
    • Cherukuri (Q Meskinyar, Davalos)
    • Kadiwala (Q Davalos, Mendoza)
    • Meskinyar (Q Mendoza, Syed)
    • Mendoza (Q Sayed, Narayan)
Wednesday
  • No class - Finals
Friday
  • No class - Finals

Week of May 16

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Presentation requirements:
    • 3-5 minutes
    • 1 3x5 notecard (optional)
    • Must speak to audience not script or screen
    • Presentation submitted by Sunday, May 15. Presentation includes title slide and three full screen pictures of your objects (no text)
  • Presentations
    • Syed (Q Narayan, Balila)
    • Narayan (Q Balila, Chikka)
    • Balila (Q Chikka, Yang)
    • Chikka (Q Yang, Patel)
    • Yang (Q Patel, Alameda)
Wednesday
  • Presentations
    • Raygoza (Q Crowder, Patel)
    • Crowder (Q Alameda, Garcia Franco)
    • Patel (Q Garcia Franco, Yie)
    • Alameda (Q Yie, Hyunh)
    • Garcia Franco (Q Hyunh, Revino)
    • Hyunh (Q Revino, Aquino)
Friday
  • Presentations
    • Yie (Q Aquino, Khinda)
    • Revino (Q Khinda, Brewer)
    • Aquino (Q Brewer, Cherukuri)
    • Khinda (Q Cherukuri, Kadiwala)
    • Brewer (Q Kadiwala, Meskinyar)

Week of May 9

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Testing - work day
Wednesday
  • Testing - work day
Friday
  • Small group discussion art opening activity and Tolstoy
Presentations begin Monday, May 16

Week of May 3

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Discussion of opening art activity
  • Move desks into the smallest circle possible.
  • Socratic discussion - What is art (and what is not) and what makes art good? Please support your observations with examples from last week's activity.

Tolstoy - due Wednesday, May 4;

Exhibition final draft - due - Monday, May 9

Wednesday
  • Exhibition drafts general comments
  • Small group discussion - Debriefing the opening activity and socratic discussion with special guest Leo Tolstoy!

Picasso - due Friday, May 6;

Exhibition final draft - due - Monday, May 9

Friday
  • Example exhibition examination
  • Read both exhibitions and score them based on the rubric. List two strength of each exhibition and two areas that would be improved
Exhibition final draft - due - Monday, May 9

 

Week of April 25

Date Agenda Homework
Monday

Exhibition return date - Monday, May 2;

Final version due - Monday, May 9

Wednesday
  • Due to absences relating to IB/AP test prep meeting, today will be a work day. Work on materials from other classes, or, complete the Tolstoy annotation
Read and annotate Tolstoy - due Wednesday, May 4
Friday Read and annotate Picasso - due Friday, May 6

Week of April 11

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Ethical situations debrief - what are the different ways of determining the ethical value of an action?

Exhibition draft - due Wednesday, April 13 (it will be accepted late at no penalty until Thursday, April 14 at 11:59 PM;

Read and annotate ethics and statistics - Due Wednesday

Wednesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - ethics and statistics
Exhibition draft - due Wednesday, April 13 (it will be accepted late at no penalty until Thursday, April 14 at 11:59 PM;
Friday
  • No school - have a great spring break!

Week of April 4

Date Agenda Homework
Monday Read and annotate - Ethics in statistical practice and communication: five recomendations
Wednesday
  • IA workday
Read and annotate - Ethics in statistical practice and communication: five recomendations
Friday
  • Discussion of ethics and math

Week of March 28

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Exhbition work day
Read and annotate - "How to Play Mathematics" - due Monday, April 4
Wednesday
  • Finish math education discussion
Read and annotate - "How to Play Mathematics" - due Monday, April 4
Friday
  • Finish math eduation discussion
Read and annotate - "How to Play Mathematics" - due Monday, April 4

Week of March 21

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Is math deductive or inductive? Explain your answer with an example
  • Lecture/discussion "Methods and tools of Mathematics, pt 2 - "Axioms and proofs"
  • The examples - Lines in a circle, Goldbach's conjecture, prime numbers
Read and annotate calculators in math article - due Wednesday
Wednesday
  • Whole group discussion of calculators and math
Read and annotate "How should math be taught?" - due Friday
Friday
  • Discussion of how math should be taught considering the questions appearing in this NYT article

Exhibition work day/Exhbition mindmap/outline due- Monday, March 29 - ;

Read and annotate - "How to Play Mathematics" - due Wedensday, March 30

Week of March 14

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Discussion of Fibonacci and golden ratio
  • Lecture/discussion - "Methods and tools of mathematics, pt 1 - reason"
Work day for spring paper - Friday
Wednesday
  • This morning, at 6AM PDT, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed a joint session of the US Congress from a bunker in the Ukrainan capital of Kiev while russian artillery and missiles struck the city above him. Listen to his address and then answer the following questions:
      • Why does Zelensky say that Russia attacked not simply Ukraine, but all of our values?
      • How does Zelensky speak directly to an American audience?
      • What is Zelensky asking for?
      • From your perspective, what should the US do to assist Ukraine? What makes this question difficult? How might this difficulty be overcome?
  • Discussion of Zelensky's speech and American policy in Ukraine.
    •  

Work day for spring paper - Friday
Friday
  • Spring paper work day
Read and annotate Pang on the debate over calulators

Week of March 7

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
Wednesday
  • Small group discussion - Math: Invented or discovered
Friday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Methods 1: Euclid's proof of inifinite primes

Week of February 28, 2022

Date Agenda Homework
Monday Read and annotate - math invented or discovered article
Wednesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Is math a language (continued)
  • Dictionary
Friday
  • No school

Week of February 21

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School
Wednesday
  • How we will organize the Areas of Knowledge - Math unit outline
  • Lecture/discussion - What is the scope of mathematics, or, can you think of something that does not involve math?
  • Read the hand out math is a language
Read and annotate - Math is a language. Do you agree that math is a language? Explain your answer - - Due Friday
Friday
  • Small group discussion - Is math a language?
Read and annotate - Why do humans have numbers - Due Monday

Week of February 14

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School
Wednesday
  • Read David Brooks article on Teams
  • Socratic culminating discussion - How do we go forward in America? Is healing and unity still possible? How can it be achieved? What is your role in this process? If it helps, think about this question using a problem/solution framework.
Friday

Week of February 7

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Jamboard- What was the most important event you read about over the last week. Write the event/issue in your own words and paste a url from a well sifted source into the sticky as well. Notes should be yellow for international news, blue for US news, pink for science news and orange for other news.
  • Current events discussion
  • Finish Friday's Lakoff discusion
Read and annotate Lakoff pt. 3 - Due Wednesday, February 9
Wednesday
  • Lakoff part 3 discussion
Read and annotate Lakoff pt. 4 - Due Friday
Friday
  • Lakoff part 4 discussion
Current events journal - Due Wednesday, Febraury 16

Week of January 31

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • NPR story and reaction
  • Current events discusion
  • Sharing/using the assistant currators
  • Lecture/discussion - George Lakoff biography and overview
Read and annotate Lakoff pt. 1 - Due Wednesday
Wednesday
  • Lecture/discussion - "Politics, language, language metaphor and meaning" pt.1
Read and annotate Lakoff pt. 2 - Due Friday
Friday
  • Lecture/discussion - "Politics, language, language metaphor and meaning" pt.2

Current events journal - Due Monday, February 7

Read and annotate Lakoff pt. 3 - Due Wednesday, February 9

Week of January 24

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Discuss knowledge profile activity
Read and annotate Epistemic Nihilism article - due Wednesday
AWednesday
  • Epistemic Nihilism discussion
News Journal - due Monday, January 31
Friday
  • No school
News Journal - due Monday, January 31

Week of January 17

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Wednesday
  • Review/clarify news assignment
  • Discuss the news
      • What were the major stories this week and why were they important?
      • What articles peaked your interest?
      • Did you find any good assistant curators you would like to share?
  • In your groups, using the framework for political knowledge discussed on Wednesday, Assemble a knowledge profile of Jonathan Waddell and Melissa Crabtree using only the information from the article. Use the template in the presentation as a model. This should be done as a group discussion/collaboration. Create one response, but all members of the group should submit it separately.
Submit knoweldge profile activity via Teams
Friday
  • Spring paper assignment. Here is a link to the IB ToK guide. The assignment is described begining on page 39 and the rubric is provided on page 46
  • Discuss knowledge profile activity (time allowing - we will likely continue this discussion on Monday)
News Journal - due Monday, January 24

Week of January 10

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • News journal - 5 entries - due today
  • Finish discussion of - This article will not change your mind
  • Stories to look for in the news this week (Ukraine, China)

Read and annotate - First they fought over masks, then they fought over the soul of the city- due Wednesday, January 12;

News Journal - due Wednesday, January 19

Wednesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - the psychology of knowledge and politics
  • News reading time
News Journal - due Wednesday, January 19
Friday

  • Current events update, source discussion and suggested assistant curators
  • In your groups, using the framework for political knowledge discussed on Wednesday, Assemble a knowledge profile of Jonathan Waddell and Melissa Crabtree using only the information from the article. Use the template in the presentation as a model. This should be done as a group discussion/collaboration. Create one response, but all members of the group should submit it separately.

News Journal - due Wednesday, January 19

Week of January 3

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Announcements (Fall paper, grades, new punctuality policy)
  • News consumption journal (at least five stories per week - due on Friday each week)
  • News Twitter class assignment
    • This should only be used for class during this unit
    • It is a lurker account only - no posts required
  • News reading time

Personal media inventory - Due Wednesday;

Read and annotate This Article Won't Change Your Mind - Due Friday - as you annotate, pay attention to the following terms: Cognitive dissonance, motivated reasoning, selective exposure
Political polarization Tribalism/Identity Selective exposure,
generalized v. particularized trust, group reasoning v. silos

Wednesday
  • Discuss personal media inventory
  • How do I recruit assistant curators on Twitter?
  • News reading time (how do I start?)

Read and annotate This Article Won't Change Your Mind - Due Friday - as you annotate, pay attention to the following terms: Cognitive dissonance, motivated reasoning, selective exposure
Political polarization Tribalism/Identity Selective exposure,
generalized v. particularized trust, group reasoning v. silos;

First news journal check (five entries) - due Monday, January 10

Friday
  • In your groups, discuss what struck you most about this article. Be prepared to share with the group.
  • Discuss - "This article will not change your mind"
Read and annotate - First they fought over masks, then they fought over the soul of the city- due Wednesday, January 12

Week of December 6

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Debate!
Wednesday
  • Announcement and Fall paper update
  • Introduction the theme 2 - Politics and knowledge
Friday Personal media inventory - where you are now and where you would like to be - due Wednesday, January 5 (ugh, I know)

Week of November 29

Unit 2 presentation

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Formalizing the debate assignment
  • Paper work day
Draft of fall paper - Due Friday, December 3 by 8AM
Wednesday
  • Debate prep day - "Information technology has improved the state of human knowledge over the last 30 years."
Draft of fall paper - Due Friday, December 3 by 8AM
Friday
  • On a piece of scratch paper, note down three things that you felt were challenging about this paper. Also note down any questions you have having completed the draft.
  • Formatting guidelines for the fall paper
  • Discussion of the fall semester paper draft - notes from the evaluator
  • Questions regarding debate/debate work time
  • Changing the culture of masking brainstorm (exit ticket)

Technology end of unit debate - Monday, December 6;

Fall paper final - due Friday, December 17

Week of November 15

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Work on papers
Wednesday Read and annotate - "Why Algorithms can be Racist and Sexist" from Recode - Your annotation should incorporate elements of the video today as well
Friday
  • Discussion algorithmic bias

Week of November 8

Unit 2 presentation

Date Agenda Homework
Monday

Read and annotate Tufekci article - due Wednesday to Teams;

Fall paper framework (choice of two questions, specific tech and issue selected) - Due Wednesday, November 10 to Teams

Wednesday
  • Make sure you submit your Fall paper proposal to Teams
  • Socratic discussion (circle the desks) - Has the internet made us more or less free? (what did you learn form these sources and what does this tell us about the direction of humanity? Think about the questions posed on Monday:
      • Who benefits the most from social media - those whose desire is freedom or those whose desire is control?
      • Why are humans susceptible to mis/disinformation during periods of crisis?
      • Why does Starbird call the pandemic a “perfect storm” for mis/disinformation? Identify the factors she describes.
      • What is the difference between mis-disinformation?
      • How did the character of dis/misinfo in the presidential campaign of 2020 differ from that of 2016. Why is what happened in 2020 more worrying?
      • How does social media function to spread mis/disinfo? (be specific and address Starbird’s concept of “participatory disinformation”)
      • What solutions do Starbird and Tufekci offer to the problems of a connected world? Do you agree with these solutions? Explain.
Friday
  • No School due to Veterans' - Did you know that "Since 2001, between 1.9 and 3 million service members have served in post-9/11 war operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and over half of them have deployed more than once. Many times that number of Americans have borne the costs of war as spouses, parents, children, and friends cope with their loved ones’ absence, mourn their deaths, or greet the changed person who often returns."
  • Take some time this weekend to think about the weight that has been borne by our soldiers and their families on our behalf. If they can bear this burden, we can all bear the much simpler burdens of good citizenship - work hard, do well in school, be informed, vote . . . care. Have a great weekend.

Week of November 1

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Small group discussion of Zuboff
Read and annotate the NPR story on the Facebook Papers
Wednesday
  • Announcements/changes
  • Small group discussion of Zuboff
  • Whole class discussion - To what extent should social media companies be regulated? What is the balance between free speech and the public interest?
Fall paper framework (choice of two questions, specific tech and issue selected) - Due Wednesday, November 10 to Teams
Friday
  • Thoughts on how to choose the questions, technology and issue that is due next Wednesday
  • Whole group discussion - To what extent is social media responsible for social problems? What should be done about the negative impact of social media on society?
Fall paper framework (choice of two questions, specific tech and issue selected) - Due Wednesday, November 10 to Teams

Week of October 25

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School
Wednesday
  • Lecture/Dev - Big data
  • Explanation of Zuboff assignment
  • Visit from IB High Commisar and Grand Pooh-Bah Mr. Alexandre
Read and annotate Zuboff - Due Monday, November 1
Friday Read and annotate Zuboff - Due Monday, November 1

Week of October 18

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Lecture/discussion - SIFT
  • Explain Wednesday's assignment

Applying SIFT strategies homework - Use this source.

1. What is the argument being made by this source (this will take some investigation)

2. Evaluate the source using the SIFT method. Your evaluation should be thorough and not only explain the source's credibility, but also contain a list of all sites used in your evaluation, and how those sites were used. Please describe each step of the SIFT process! Quotes and screenshots are encouraged - due Wednesday, October 20 to Canvas.

Wednesday
  • Lecture Discussion - Bias v. Agenda and Evaluating expertese
  • Discuss source evaluation assignment
  • Additional source evaluation practice:
    • No. 1 (overall evaluation)
    • No. 2 (how credible is the source?)
    • No. 3(how credible is the source?)
    • No. 4 (how credible is the source?)
    • No. 5 (Fact Check the first claim)
Friday
  • Haydock tries Teams
  • Go over SIFT excercises
  • Current controversies

Week of October 11

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Collect debate materials
  • Think about the videos we watched on on Friday, the Dylann Roof video we watched earlier in the term and the video conference with journalists Maria Ressa and Ghada Ouiess that your reflected on over the weekend. Then answer the following questions in your journal:
      • How has the internet has changed what it means to know?
      • How should schools deal with this change?
  • Whole class discussion of the above questions
Read and annotate Breakstone et. al. from The Kappan - Due Wednesday in Canvas
Wednesday
  • Small group discussion of the Breakstone article
Friday
  • Lecture/Discussion - The SIFT method
 

Week of October 4

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Debate debrief and submissions
  • Lecture/Discussion - "What can be known: Three perspectives"
  • Journal - Which of the three positions on knowledge do you believe is justified? Explain your answer.
Read "Questions Concerning Technology" (the questions only, not the whole blog post) - Rather than a standard annotation, choose 3 of these questions and reflect on why you think the questions are significant to our society and the state of knowledge in 2021. Think about the implications of the questions you choose. Be prepared to share your observations with the class. Submit to Canvas here.
Wednesday
Friday
  • Introduction to the knowledge and technology theme
  • Lecture/Discussion - 2021 The Nobel Peace Prize, knowledge and power in a technological world

Watch the video and complete a 1 page annotation based on the questions from the presentation (reproduced below):

• To what extent has technology reinforced existing prejudices?
• Has the impact of technology affected all groups equally?
• Is technology more a tool that enable freedom fighters to fight authoritarian rulers, or is it more a tool to reinforce the power of authoritarian rulers?
• Should social media companies be responsible for the information posted on their sites?
• How has technology changed how we know the news?

Due Monday in Canvas (Don't panic if it is not done by Monday, this link was not up on Friday. I will give you additional time if you need it)

Week of September 27

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Debate prep
Skepticism reading - Due Monday, October 3 to Canvas;
Wednesday
  • Debate round 1 - Room A 214 and room N106

Skepticism reading - Due Monday, October 3 to Canvas;

All cases, questions and notes will be collected on Monday, October 4

Friday
  • Debate round 2 - Teams may make changes to their cases and arguments before round two, if they choose

    In Room 213 (Mr. Alexandre, judge):

    Aff - Balila, Syed, Yang, Patel, Kadiwala, Cherukuri

    Neg - Mendoza, Davalos, Khinda, Qasimi, Huynh

    In room 214 (Mr. Haydock, judge):

    Aff: Yie, Zapien, Revino, Alameda, Narayan, Aquino

    Neg: Raygoza, Crowder, Meskinyar, Garcia, Brewer, Chikka

  • All cases, questions and notes will be collected on Monday, October 4

Skepticism reading - Due Monday, October 3 to Canvas;

All cases, questions and notes will be collected on Monday, October 4;

Skepticism reading - Due Monday;

Week of September 20

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Brainstorm/discussion - Why is language so difficult for machines?
  • Complete the Turing template and submit to Canvas
  • Debate assignment - Debate to be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Arguments against Turing's position"

Read and annotate Descartes and submit to Canvas - Wednesday;

Machine minds debate - Wednesday, September 29

Wednesday
  • Journal: Reflect on the ways that the arguments and assumptions that Descartes, Searle and Turing make are similar. What is the commonality of all three thinkers? Why do they ultimately disagree on the potential existence of machine (and animal) minds?
  • Lecture/discussion - Descartes and non-human minds
  • Debate team assignment

 

Debate on machine minds - Wednesday, September 29 in your assigned room

Friday

Week of September 13

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Review of Ethical Machine discussion
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Alan Turing and the question of machine minds"
  • Debate assignment for debate to take place TBA

Resources on machine intelligence:

Alan Turing - Computing Machinery and Intelligence, 1950 - Which parts you should read are indicated in the PDF;

Article in Physics World on the history of the Turing test since 1950;

John Searle, Minds, Brains and Programs, 1980 - Read from beginning to the end of paragraph 1 on p. 418

Debate arguments brainstorm annotation (2 sides) - due Monday, September 20 to Canvas

 

Wednesday
  • Journal - What is necessary for something to be known? Can machines know? Why or why not? Everything in red in the presentation today should be added to your journal as part of today's entry.
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Turing's argument for machine knowledge"

Resources on machine intelligence:

Alan Turing - Computing Machinery and Intelligence, 1950 - Which parts you should read are indicated in the PDF;

Article in Physics World on the history of the Turing test since 1950;

John Searle, Minds, Brains and Programs, 1980 - Read from beginning to the end of paragraph 1 on p. 418

Debate arguments brainstorm annotation (2 sides) - due Monday, September 20 to Canvas

Friday
  • Language, intelligence and Kuki - chatting with an online chatbot (if the district's infinite wisdom prevents access on your school device, use your phone)
  • With a partner (a trio if we have an odd number of folks) complete the Turing template and submit to Canvas
  • Brainstorm - Why is language so difficult for machines?

Resources on machine intelligence:

Alan Turing - Computing Machinery and Intelligence, 1950 - Which parts you should read are indicated in the PDF;

Article in Physics World on the history of the Turing test since 1950;

John Searle, Minds, Brains and Programs, 1980 - Read from beginning to the end of paragraph 1 on p. 418

Debate arguments brainstorm annotation (2 sides) - due Monday, September 20 to Canvas

Week of September 6

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No school - Labor day
Wednesday
  • Read and annotate - The Moral machine - this is a longer reading so it will count as two annotations.

Moral Machine reading - Complete an ordinary annotation on one side of the paper and then answer the following questions on the other:

1. What does the study suggest about the origins of our ethical knowledge?

2. What does the study suggest about whether our ethical sense is universal or varies across cultures? (think carefully about this)

2. In light of this article, how has your answer to last Friday's journal question changed?

This annotation is due Friday. Here is the Canvas

Friday
  • Journal: What was the most interesting/surprising/"Aha!" part of the study for you? Explain and be prepared to share.
  • The Moral Machine - discussion

Week of August 30

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Arrange desks in small groups. Remember that the desks should be centered on the overhead group number
  • Small group discussion - "Loftus: Perception, memory and knowledge"
Wednesday
  • Journal -In our discussion of Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" we discussed how there are many "caves" which metaphorically keep us in the dark. On Monday we discussed how two primary ways of knowing - perception and memory - often create barriers in the way of knowledge, keeping us in the dark. Language is another way of knowing and another potential cave. How does the language used to describe something shape our knowledge of that thing? Today we will briefly consider how language, another major way in which we know, can shape what we know. Think of an example where the words used to describe something shaped your response to something. How would your response have been different had the words used been different?
  • Discussion of language, gender and knowledge
  • Katz video and transcript
Friday
  • Journal: When it comes to determining whether something is right or wrong, which way of knowing, reason or emotion, is more important? Explain your answer using a specific real world example.
  • Lecture/discussion - Reason, emotion and ethics
  • Next week's activities - Moral machine reading

Read and annotate (2) The Moral Machine article. Make sure to address the following questions:

1. What does the study suggest about the origins of our ethical knowledge?

2. In light of this article, how has your answer to last Friday's journal question changed?

This annotation is due Friday. Here is the Canvas dropbox

Week of August 23

Date Agenda Homework
Monday Read and annotate Loftus - due Friday via Canvas
Wednesday
  • Journal - Knowledge question activity (from presentation)
  • Lecture/discussion - "Plato's allegory of the Cave and the various types of knowledge"
Read and annotate Loftus - due Friday via Canvas
Friday
  • Journal: List 5 things that you know. Then, in a line, explain the basis for each knowledge claim (how do you know it)
  • Lecture/Discussion - Defining knowledge

Week of August 16

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • The syllabus and other nuts and bolts issues
  • Syllabus confirmation quiz
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Key ToK concepts: knowledge, belief, fact, opinion and knowledge questions"

Read and Annotate Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" from the Republic

Annotation instructions:

Read through the story and identify the major parts of the story. Indicate both the metaphor and what the metaphor represents at each stage.

Then address the following questions:

1. What is Plato's theory of knowledge? Which types of knowledge are good and which are problematic, from his perspective?

2. To what extent do you agree with Plato's theory of knowledge? Is assessment of the relative merits of knowledge attained in different ways correct or flawed? Explain your answer.

3. Are we, in 2021, chained to the wall of our own cave? If your answer is no, explain and justify this position. If your answer is yes, explain the nature of our cave and the bonds that keep us held in place. What might we do to escape? How does this translate to real advice regarding how to live in 2021?

Annotations should be about 1 side of one page in length. Submit via Canvas here.

Wednesday
  • Canvas check
  • Small group discussion instructions and seating
  • Small group discussion - "Allegory of the Cave"
Friday
  • Return to groups (re-arrange desks)
  • Finish "Allegory of the Cave" discussion
  • Lecture/Discussion - "Plato's Allegory of the Cave and his theory of knowledge"
Read and annotate Loftus - Wednesday (here is the Canvas link)

Week of August 9

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Welcome!
  • Seating - When the seat list comes to you, print your name next to your seat number.
  • Mr. Haydock and Mr. Fishburn in a bag
Me in a bag - due Monday, August 16
Wednesday

Roof - Analyzing why “knowledge” goes wrong - Use the email you received on Thursday evening to register for Canvas. Once you have done this, this assignment can be submitted through Canvas by clicking here. Will will also accept it in written form tomorrow.

Me in a bag - due Monday, August 16

Friday
  • Canvas basics. Here is a link to our class Canvas page
  • Socratic discussion of the Roof Video as it applies to ToK
  • Visit from IB high commissar and grand Pooh-Bah, Mr. Alexandre!
Me in a bag - due Monday, August 16