Monday, August 31, 2015

The Arts: Helena

" was reported in the news that the director of the Trapholt Modern Art Museum in Denmark had been prosecuted for cruelty to animals.  The prosecution related to the exhibition of an artwork by Marco Evaristti, which featured a live goldfish swimming in water in a blender. Visitors to the Museum were invited to switch the blender on and liquefy the fish.  The artist said he wanted to force people to "do battle with their conscience" and this, presumably, was the point of the artwork.  The Museum Director, Peter Meyer, vigorously defended his case on the basis of artistic freedom.  Ultimately, he was successful but on the basis that the fish was killed instantly and therefore it was not cruel."

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Memory & Sense Perception

 Eye-Witness Testimony

What connections can you make to both the sense perception and memory chapter?
Connections to your memory presentation?
Post here
Reminder:  Anon with 1st name only
Due 5/27/15 11:59 pm

Summer Memory Chapter notes due 5/25/15 by the start of 3A

SQ3R Chapter Notes due 9/4/15: Arts as a WOK

Group Project-Based Learning Activity on Imagination, Faith, and Intuition 8/27-9/4

Friday, May 22, 2015

Despite missing some time due to inclement weather and PARCC testing, we still have a very hefty agenda to accomplish.  Here is what it will look like from now until EOY:

Week of April 20th-Perception
Week of April 27th & May 4th-Language
Week of May 11th & May 18th-Reason
Week of May 25th & June 1st-Emotion
Week of June 8th & June 15th-Project-Based Learning on Other WOK & TOK Essay

Upcoming Assignments:

Presentations: May 27th (Reason & Emotion Chapters)
DeBono's 6 Hats of Lateral Thinking (One College Only): June 2nd (via turnitin)
Draft: TOK Essay-Pleasing Design: June 4th
Final Draft: TOK Essay-Pleasing Design: June 10th
Final Draft: TOK Essay-Pleasing Design is due June 18th, 2015 by 7 am

Project Implicit: An Exploration in Reason Chapter


ACTIVITY 2:  Student Reflection handout (please note the results and other IAT chosen)


ACTIVITY 4: Blog Post (drop down menu: anonymous; 1st name only)
What are the implications of the tests, your results, and the articles?

Implications can focus on the following:
Biases, Labels, & Stereotypes
Experimentation in Human Sciences

Monday, May 18, 2015

Updates week of 5/18/15-5/25/15

In class on Monday 5/18/15
Preparation for Seminar on Wednesday 5/20/15 (put in turnitin)

Article: The Argumentative Ape

Please keep the issues from the last seminar in mind and prep with fidelity.

Your preparation should consist of the following:

~Annotation of the article
~Connections to activities, readings, videos, and chapters already completed in TOK
~Connections to other IB classes

I will grade for quality and not completion.

1.  What is the most important sentence in the article?  Explain your thinking.

2.  Does the following quote agree or disagree with the text?  Explain your thinking.

"The essential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action while reason leads to conclusions."

3.   What are the implications (conclusions drawn) of this article?  Explain your thinking.

Due Friday 5/22/15:
  Introductory Paragraph only for the TOK Esay on Pleasing Design (submit to turnitin)
Review the handouts given in class on Thursday of last week

Due Wednesday 5/27/15:
Chapter Presentations on Reason & Emotion as Ways of Knowing
 Each Group gets 40 minutes each.
This time you will figure out as a group who will do what.
Please work with a collaborative spirit to cover the entire chapter.
A written portion needs to be prepared for the other group that did not have your assigned chapter.

Reason               Emotion
Taylor                 Nadia
Mubeen              Temitope
Thelma               Rudy
Jesse                   Victoria
Endy                   Awura
Jocelyn               John
Esther                 Stephanie
Chamira              Esmeralda
Camilla               Yessica

Monday, May 4, 2015

Jigsaw TED Talks

Language, Metaphors, & Perception

Jigsaw TED Talks


Thursday, April 30, 2015