ToK11
2022-2023 ToK 11 syllabus
Unit 2 presentation - knowledge and technology

Unit 2 outline- knowledge and technology Fall paper - 12 Angry men and knowledge

 

Date Agenda Homework
Monday

Read and annotate Tufeki article (double annotation) - due Friday, December 2

Wednesday

 

Friday
  • Tufekci group quiz (slide 62)

Socratic discussion (Tufekci/Starbird) - Monday. Bonus participation point if everyone participates and everyone is here;

Read and annotate - Why Algorithms can be Racist and Sexist - due Wednesday, December 7

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Zuboff SGD/lecture/discussion

 

Wednesday
  • Finish Zuboff SGD/lecture/discussion

 

Friday

 

Date Agenda Homework
Monday

Fact check activity - due Wednesday, November 9

Wednesday
  • Go over factcheck activity
  • Lecture/discussion - Big data

Read and annotate Zuboff review (double annotation) - Due Monday, November 14

Friday
  • No class - Veteran's day

 

Week of October 31

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Lecture discussion SIFT part 1 - Stop! Taking bearings, click restraint

Click restraint activity from COR- due Wedensday

Wednesday
  • Go over click restraint HQ
  • Lecture discussion SIFT part 2 - Investigate the source - Lateral reading, just add and control f

Investigating the source activity - due Monday, November 7

Friday
  • Work day - fall paper
  • Lecture discussion SIFT part 3 - Find better coverage/fact check and tracing claims back to their origin

Fact check activity - due Wednesday, November 9

Week of October 24

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School - Parent Conferences

 

Wednesday
  • SGD - Infolit, media literacy and how the internet has changed what it means to know.

 

Friday
  • Lecture/Discussion - InfoLit 1

 

Week of October 17

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Read "Questions Concerning Technology" (the questions only, not the whole blog post) - With your group, choose 3 of these questions and reflect on why you think the questions are significant to our society and the state of knowledge in 2022. Think about the implications of the questions you choose.
  • Choose one of the questions and call One of us over to claim the question. With your group complete the tech question template and submit to Teams by the end of the period

Read and annotate PDK infolit article (double annotation) - Due Wednesday, October 26

Wednesday
  • Group presentation and discussion of tech questions

Read and annotate PDK infolit article (double annotation) - Due Wednesday, October 26

Friday
  • Group presentation and discussion of tech questions

Read and annotate PDK infolit article (double annotation) - Due Wednesday, October 26

Week of October 10

Date Agenda Homework
Monday

 

Wednesday

 

Friday
  • Socratic discussion 12AM

 

Week of October 3

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Finish machine and animal minds SGD
  • Resubmit your completed notes sheet at the end of the period

Read and annotate Skepticism article

Wednesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - "What can be known: Three perspectives"

 

Friday

 

Week of September 26

Date Agenda Homework
Monday

Read and annotate documents on machine and animal minds- due Friday

Wednesday
  • Journal - How do you define faith? Is faith knowledge? Explain.
  • Faith as a way of knowing

Read and annotate documents on machine and animal minds- due Friday

Friday
  • Can non-human life know? SGD

 

Week of September 12

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • SMG - Postman

Read and annotate - NEH article Kierkegaard - Read the article in its entirety with an aim of understanding Kierkegaard's conception of faith. Use the questions as ways to help you understand K's position (but don't answer them). A standard annotation will be due on Wednesday

Wednesday
  • Reading of the Binding of Isaac from Genesis 22
  • SMG - Postman

Read and annotate the selections from Kierkegaard using the previous reading as a guide to understanding (and even then, don't worry if you feel like you don't get it - that is the nature of continental philosophy!) - In addition to questions A-D address this question as E -Explain you conception of faith. Is Kierkegaard's conception of faith similar or different from yours?

Friday

 

Week of September 12

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Debrief/discuss perspectives activity

 

Wednesday
  • 1000 suns video - As you watch the video, pay attention (and take notes) on the how many areas of differing perspectives are seen. We are asking for more than indigenous v. developed - rather think about all of the ways this difference shapes attitudes, beliefs values and practices
  • 1000 suns perspective discussion

 

Friday
  • Arrange your desks into a circle, but keep your small groups together.
  • With the people in your group - discuss what most struck you about the article and what questions you have (five minutes)
  • After five minutes we will begin a Socratic discussion based on the prompt from the presentation.
  • Rules for Socratic discussions

 

Week of September 5

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No school

Finish this excerpt from Neil Postman’s 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death - The annotation for this will be due Monday, September 12 and it will be a double annotation - meaning that you should take at least twenty keyed notes on it in addition to answering the questions from the "How to annotate documents in ToK" handout.

Wednesday
  • Lecture/discussion - Propositional knowledge: justified, true belief

Finish this excerpt from Neil Postman’s 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death - The annotation for this will be due Monday, September 12 and it will be a double annotation - meaning that you should take at least twenty keyed notes on it in addition to answering the questions from the "How to annotate documents in ToK" handout.

Friday
  • Perspectives activity (slides 48-50)

Finish this excerpt from Neil Postman’s 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death - The annotation for this will be due Monday, September 12 and it will be a double annotation - meaning that you should take at least twenty keyed notes on it in addition to answering the questions from the "How to annotate documents in ToK" handout.

Week of August 29

Date Agenda Homework
Monday

 

Wednesday
  • Journal - List five things you know and explain (justify) how you know them. The five knowledge claims should have different sorts of justifications
  • Lecture/discussion - What does it mean to know? - a survey of different ideas
  • Add to today's journal - classify each of your five K Cs as either personal or shared knowledge. With the PK claims, explain what type of personal knowledge the KC is (from the earlier list). With SK claims, provide the justification for your KC.

 

Friday
  • Discussion - the limits of shared knowledge (discussion)

 

Week of August 22

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Small group discussion - Plato and ToK (remember to have a rotating note taker and to submit your notes at the end of the period) (Slides 4-10)

 

Wednesday

 

Friday
  • Journal: What is our "cave" in 2022? Explain
  • Lecture/discussion - Key concepts in ToK (Slides 14-24)

 

Week of August 15

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Announcements
  • Whole class discussion and brainstorm - when knowledge goes wrong
    • What went wrong with Dylan Roof's knowledge?
    • What other examples of "knowledge failure" have been in the news recently?
    • What can we do as individuals, schools and as a society to address the proliferation of "knowledge failure"

Read and annotate  "Allegory of the Cave"- due Wednesday, August 17

Wednesday
  • Journal - Using the list of questions from the unit outline,choose one question and write a 50 word reflection on how the Allegory of the Cave relates to your chosen question.  Indicate the question by its letter.
  • Annotating documents in ToK
  • Whole class discussion of the Allegory of the Cave

 

Friday
  • Substitute
  • Begin reading this excerpt from Neil Postman’s 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death - The annotation for this will be due in the last week of August and it will be a double annotation - meaning that you should take at least twenty keyed notes on it in addition to answering the questions from the "How to annotate documents in ToK" handout. You do not have to finish it today and it is not homework.

 

Week of August 8

Date Agenda Homework
Monday

Me in a bag - Due to Teams by class on Monday, August 15

Wednesday
  • Introducing Mr. Fishburn and Mr. Haydock
  • ToK 11 syllabus
  • Journal instructions/journal - What are the challenges of "knowing" in 2022? Explain using at least one example.

Me in a bag - Due to Teams by class on Monday, August 15;

When knowledge goes wrong - due to Teams by end of class on Friday

Friday

Me in a bag - Due to Teams by class on Monday, August 15;

Read and annotate  "Allegory of the Cave"- due Wednesday, August 17