Authorial and narratorial reliability: The Sorrow of War (Bao Ninh)

Authorial and narratorial reliability: The Sorrow of War (Bao Ninh)

This grid is intended to encourage sixth-formers studying the novel “The Sorrow of War” to consider the reliability of both its author (Bao Ninh) and protagonist (Kien), as well as areas where the two intersect. This is also a chance to develop their abilities in terms of supporting their ideas with evidence from the text. Aimed at MA-HA students. Examples could be filled in by the teacher (maybe one per box) along with possible sentence stems for explanation to support lower-ability students. The resource could also be adapted for use with any other text that has an unreliable narrator and/or author.
Angelil
Identify and evaluate knowledge claims

Identify and evaluate knowledge claims

This resource is great for KS4/KS5 Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives, TOK, or any similar courses. Students firstly have to identify knowledge claims on the sheet, as well as the grammatical particle that allows them to do so. They are then asked to assess how far they believe certain knowledge claims to be true. All of these activities could be done in groups or alone. The final statement on the sheet could be detached from the rest and used as a plenary activity, or as extension.
Angelil
The World News Crossword - July 22nd, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 22nd, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 22nd, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. This resource, used on a weekly basis, is an excellent way to ensure your students’ are** internationally minded** - a fundamental requirement of any of the IB’s 4 programmes. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A crossword all about Japan (which signed a free trade agreement with the EU and also experienced a devastating heatwave), (3) A crossword all about Libya (which closed its border with Tunisia and also did not approve the EU proposals to set up a refugee/migrant processing centre - did you know Libya has no permanent rivers?) and (3) A crossword all about Mother Teresa, whose orphanages in India were being inspected by authorities after accusations that staff had sold babies for adoption. (This puzzle is taken from our soon-to-be-released book, ‘Women who changed the world’.) **What happened in last week’s news? ** The EU fined Google for being very naughty and also signed a free trade agreement with Japan making trade easier. Libya closed its border with Tunisia, making trade impossible. Tourists were hurt by falling lava in Hawaii. Others drowned when their tour boat capsized in Missouri. China’s President went to Africa and the first commercial flight between Eritrea and Ethiopia occurred. Two Dutch men were arrested when they were caught on a boat with 2 tonnes of cocaine in the English Channel and French man was released from an Indonesian prison after 18 years for drug-smuggling. It turns out that Omega-3 won’t keep us safe from strokes and heart attacks, Cristiano Ronaldo is moving to Italy, and New Zealand beat France in the women’s rugby sevens world cup final.
BFP
Memory Test for Cognitive Approach to Psychology or TOK

Memory Test for Cognitive Approach to Psychology or TOK

A memory test designed to give students a practical experience of the basic features of cognitive experiments - useful as starter/plenary activity or to foster discussion about the issues with this approach. Would also be useful for TOK teachers looking at memory as a WOK or at psychology as a human science.
amylizzie
IB DP Theory of Knowledge - Lesson - Introduction to Knowledge Questions

IB DP Theory of Knowledge - Lesson - Introduction to Knowledge Questions

This is a student worksheet to help them distinguish between Knowledge Claims (KC) and Knowledge Questions (KQ). Further to distinguish between 1st and 2nd Order KCs and KQs. Links are provided to resources on the WWW specifically a presentation, video and webpages used to support the lesson. Lesson length: 45 to 60 minutes Document size: 3 pages Includes background information (page 1) and worksheet(page 2) for the student and an answer key (page 3) for the worksheet at the end of the document.
RolandSB
IB DP Theory of Knowledge - Ways of Knowing - Perception presentation

IB DP Theory of Knowledge - Ways of Knowing - Perception presentation

IB DP Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Presentation on Perception WOK A useful presentation with questions to engage students to explore and discuss the strengths and limitations of perception as a way of knowing (WOK). Presentation included as a 'show' file for fast viewing (don't need PowerPoint software) and as a 'presentation' file for editing in PowerPoint.
RolandSB
Theory of Knowledge website for IB DP students

Theory of Knowledge website for IB DP students

Website for students and teachers with lots of videos, visual illustrations, worksheets, Prezis and PowerPoints on Theory of Knowledge issues, ways of knowing and areas of knowledge. It contains an ethics page, a philosophy page and a forum as well. Best to use with Richard van de Lagemaat’s textbook, but this is not essential. It now includes the new ways of knowing, knowledge questions, knowledge frameworks and other references to the new specification.
angulinck