Should we eliminate the ability to feel pain? Read this article and post a reflection in Edmodo.
Would it be boring to live forever? Read this article and post a reflection in Edmodo .
Read this article about Civil Rights for Non-Humans and post a reflection in Edmodo.
Read this article about future human evolution. Create your own possible future for humanity and post in Edmodo.
Click on this link to read the article Why People Act out of Line with their Beliefs. Post a reflection on Edmodo.
Click on this link to read the article "Twelve Cognitive Biases that prevent us from being Rational". Read the article and write a one to two page reflection on the article from the standpoint of a way of knowing or an area of knowing. Upload to Edmodo.
Read this article by Keith Woods about how words are used. Think of an event in your own life and write about it in two different ways. Create two different emotional responses in your reader. Post on Edmodo.
Go to the ToK class notes on Language, available on the IB ToK Documents page, and respond to one of the questions on Language and Knowledge (pages 23-24) OR pick one Linking Question (page 25) and respond in Edmodo.
Read this article on the definition of science. Answer the following questions in a blog post. 1) Why do you think it took a year to settle on this definition? 2) Does the article imply that science is a way of knowing, or an area of knowing? 3) Why is language so important in science? Post in Edmodo.
Read this NY Times article on how language shapes the way we think. Respond in Edmodo.
Go to pages 15 and 16 of the ToK notes on Language, available on the IB ToK Documents page. Pick one of the knowledge issue questions and respond in Edmodo.
Read this BBC article on the Amondawa tribe in the Amazon and their lack of any word for time. Answer the following questions in a blog post: 1) How does their relationship with time differ from other societies? 2) What happens when they learn Portuguese? and 3) What does this suggest about the role language plays in shaping our knowledge of ideas and concepts? Post in Edmodo.
Read this article from the BBC about how early language development. Respond in Edmodo.
Watch this video on words that do not translate well into English. Find examples of your own and post in a blog entry. Due January 4