Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Agenda: 10/29/14 Odds & Ends

Learning Target (the what):  Students will identify and construct main ideas, questions, and implications of journal articles individually.

Language Target (the how):  Students will discuss and evaluate their insights of articles in their pairs using of Theory of Knowledge vocabulary.







Homework for Friday 11:59 pm: History, Culture, Identity, & Language

What is our role in sustaining existing indigenous cultures? 

Consider the following in your response:

Chapters on Language & Perception (accompanying activities & texts)
Chapter on History
Knower's Profile from Semester One
Jimmy Nelson's Video
Otomi People(Know My World Community)

Reply to a classmate prior to our 1st class for the 2nd Quarter (7am)
Reminder for posting:  Drop down menu-Anon & First Name Only





Rubric for Blog Posts


Monday, October 27, 2014

Agenda: 10/27/14

           
                             Is Economics a Science? - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Learning Target (the what):  Students will identify and construct main ideas, questions, and implications of journal articles individually.

Language Target (the how):  Students will discuss and evaluate their insights of articles in their pairs using of Theory of Knowledge vocabulary.


1.  Pairs Mini-Seminar: Is Economics a Science? (50 minutes)

2.  Food Desert Website: G+ Community: Live Session: Fixing & Launching (20 minutes)

3.  Internal Assessment Planning:  Preliminary Outline-Thursday of next week (20 minutes)

4.  Q & A (if needed)





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Updates....


Mini-TOK Essay:  SUBMIT TO TURNITIN 
Jennifer & Asia -Wednesday submission through email by 11:59 pm
Telani, AK, Constance, and Jocelyn N.-submission through email by Monday 11:59 pm

Reminders About the Essay Submission
Word Count
Cited Sources (APA or MLA)
Candidate Number (use old one for now)
This is a practice for the March uploading


Monday-Seminar:  No preparation needed
This will be a cold reading of the text in class on Monday.
Location for class TBD

Wednesday-Notes Completed on History Chapter in TOK Textbook
Please complete your notes as you like, but you must adhere to the rubric

SEE BELOW



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Discussion Questions: 10/16/14

“Under the most rigorously controlled
conditions of pressure, temperature,
humidity, and other variables, the organism
will do exactly as it pleases” (Anon). In
what ways and to what extent are the objects
of study in the natural and the human
sciences similar or different?

In what ways might the beliefs and interests
of human scientists influence their
conclusions? Do the same considerations
apply in other areas of knowledge such as
the natural sciences or mathematics?

Are the human sciences, as a whole,
fundamentally different from the natural
sciences? Or are there sometimes surprising
similarities between the two areas in, for
example, the ways they use models and
theories, their methods for collecting data,
the nature of facts, the role of observation
and experimentation, the impact of the
observer on the observed phenomena,
quantification, falsifiability, precise
prediction, identification of constants, and
the degree of complexity of the phenomena
studied?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Quote: Follow Up to Entry Ticket


"Tell me your measure of who is poor and I will tell you what your values are"

To what extent are definitions and measurement of social realities embedded in values, and the values in turn within larger theoretical and social perspectives?

Go to the following link and read the article:  Measure by Measure

 
Revisit your definition of poor
Look at classmates' definitions
Take the quote and question above into consideration
Write a commentary below


Chinese Proverb:  A book holds a house of gold.

To be without a friend is to be poor indeed. ~ Tanzanian proverb

Loneliness &...feeling...unwanted is the most terrible poverty.~Mother Theresa




Entry Ticket 10/11/14




What is your measure of poor?  
How do you define poor in your own words?