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

Friday, April 24, 2015

Supplemental Articles on Perception

Other areas you could explore are...

Perception & Spiritual Worldview
Perception & Socioeconomic Status
Perception & Age
Perception & __________ (you fill in the blank)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pacing/Activities through Mid-May

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:

Artist Trading Card is due on 4/28/15
Prepared seminar responses to Metaphors We Live By are due 4/28/15 (turnitin) LINK
Presentations on Boko Haram, ISIS, and Ukraine Crisis are due 4/30/15
Notes on Language Chapter are due on 5/4/15
Knowledge is...Poem due 5/6/15 (turnitin)
e-Reflection is due by 5/8/15 (Perception & Language)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

And we are back!

Homework for Thursday April 16, 2015

Choice of Three Articles:

How Does the Brain Perceive Art?
Cultural Influences on Perception
The History of the Inkblot Test

What do you see?

Ahas & Chapter Connections

Connections to what we started in class today would support your learning as well!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Through Spring Break

We have spent time discussing the following concepts:


We now make our segue to Perception as our 1st WOK to study.

Over Spring Break you should have completed the following:

Completed your research on your Padlet Wall and done it thoroughly.

Read and taken notes on the Chapter on Perception (5)