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H. Robinson, ed.Readings in European History (Boston: Ginn, 1906), 2: 583-586, 588-590 Hanover Historical Texts Project Scanned by Brooke Harris, October 1996. Proofread by Angela Rubenstein, February 1997.Proofread and pages added by Jonathan Perry, March 2001. What the ancient past can teach us about the chaos of 2016. Dom McKenzie.

What the ancient past can teach us about the chaos of 2016

Justice in the age of Big Data. iStock The small city of Reading, Pennsylvania, has had a tough go of it in the postindustrial era.

Justice in the age of Big Data

Nestled in the green hills 50 miles west of Philadelphia, Reading grew rich on railroads, steel, coal and textiles. But in recent decades, with all of those industries in steep decline, the city has languished. By 2011, it had the highest poverty rate in the country, at 41.3 percent. International Baccalaureate Visual Arts ideas. Log In - New York Times. Log In Don't have an account?

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Sign up here » Facebook. The Learning Network - The New York Times. Eileen’s advice for new TOK teachers. (Originally posted on Activating TOK) – “I’ve never even taken a course like IB Theory of Knowledge, and I’m not sure at all how to teach it.” – “I’m just planning the course for the first time, and have some ideas…” Voices and faces linger with me as I return from a gathering of teachers (a flocking of my own kind!).

Eileen’s advice for new TOK teachers

Among them were many teachers new to TOK — still taking it in, connecting it with their own backgrounds, and beginning to plan. It’s to these new teachers – with their ideas, energy, and uncertainties — that I’d like to speak in today’s blog post. From the five pieces of basic advice I offer here, please take whatever is useful to you — and accept my good wishes that you may love the course as much as I do. Make the knowledge questions drive the entire course. The Best Movies For IB Theory Of Knowledge Classes – What Are Your Suggestions? Generally, the only times students in my classes watch full movies are the few times I’m absent (though we’ll often watch short clips), and when I’m not there it usually relates to a school-related meeting.

The Best Movies For IB Theory Of Knowledge Classes – What Are Your Suggestions?

All of the English teachers at our school spend four days each year — two near the beginning and two near the end — to review writing assessments all students in our school do twice a year (you can read all about that process at a previous post). Two of those days are coming-up and, since substitute teachers aren’t allowed to supervise computer use, I’m going to have my IB Theory of Knowledge class students watch a movie.

They’ll be watching “Inception” (you can download the hand-out they need to complete while watching it). It also got me wondering about other movies that might be useful for TOK classes, too. Two poems evoking TOK. You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books, You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, You shall listen to all sides and filter them from your self…

two poems evoking TOK

Beginning a TOK course. There are as many ways to teach Theory of Knowledge as there are TOK teachers.

Beginning a TOK course

Nobody has expertise and ease in every domain outlined in the Subject Guide. In-depth syllabus coverage is not practical within a 100 hour allocation. Indeed, the 2015 Subject Guide recommends teaching only four, of the official eight, Ways of Knowing in depth, and only six, of eight, Areas of Knowledge. Accordingly, teachers make selections and teach to their strengths. The brave model the spirit of TOK by venturing outside “comfort zones.” How America Manipulated Language in the ‘War on Terror’ The language of ‘war on terror’ has become the predominant paradigm in U.S. foreign policy in 9/11.

How America Manipulated Language in the ‘War on Terror’

Our attitude towards terrorism as an existential threat is the product of more than a decade of language manipulation and distortion by the U.S. government. In an article published in the Atlantic this month, political commentator Jeffrey Goldberg described the Obama Doctrine as one of collaboration rather than unilateral confrontation. This stance on counterterrorism starkly contrasted the over-reliance on force under the Bush regime, which led to two of the biggest foreign policy disasters in the twenty-first century: the War in Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq.

Obama’s commitment to military action reform, however, has been far more rhetorical than substantive. More than 500 drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen have killed 2,800 suspected terrorists and hundreds of civilians in the last eight years. Power Lessons: "This I Believe" Essays. “Doing homework” by Predi is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 In this power lesson shared by high school English teacher Cynthia Ruiz, students write their own personal statements of belief.

Power Lessons: "This I Believe" Essays

The essay pushes students to write about something that matters to them and helps them get to know each other on a deeper level. I used to assign a “Letter to the Teacher” at the beginning of every year to get a snapshot of how a student writes while simultaneously learning background information. Being completely honest, this assignment is also an easy way to get the first few back-to-school days started when a 90-minute class period feels like 900 minutes, because everyone is typically on their best behavior and not talking much.

Although I enjoy reading the letters, the assignment doesn’t lend itself to revising and is written only for a specific, one-person audience.