AT A GLANCE: Important Course Documents & Assessment Information (right column), Philosophy & Curriculum of TOK, Weekly Homework Schedule


The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reasoning

for existing.  One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries 

of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.  It is enough if one tries 

merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day.  Never lose a holy curiosity.

Albert Einstein 


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Central to the educational philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Program, the Theory of Knowledge course challenges students to reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and areas of knowledge, and to consider the role which knowledge plays in a global society.  The class encourages students to become aware of themselves as thinkers, to become aware of the complexity of knowledge, and to recognize the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interconnected world.  TOK is designed to provide students with an opportunity for reflection and inquiry, fueled by their own and their classmates' curiosities.  As such, the course is not designed to impart new information so much as it is intended to explore the origins and limitations of what the students have already learned in other courses.  Students will carefully consider and investigate perspectives as they pertain to all of the I.B. curriculum’s subject categories.



THE IB DIPLOMA CURRICULUM





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TOK ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE

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REMINDER:  ASSIGNMENTS LISTED HERE ARE DUE ON THE DAY NOTED BELOW, HAVING BEEN ASSIGNED IN ADVANCE (OFTEN THE DAY BEFORE).



THIS WEEK'S ASSIGNMENTS


5/14 (M):  STUDY HALL CLASS --- Study for AP/IB Tests; Presentation Preparation/PPD; Work on AA#6 (Deadline #2); Update Journals; Essay Thesis/Outline Development


5/15 (T):  No Class --- GOLD DAY


5/16 (W):  STUDY HALL CLASS --- Study for AP/IB Tests; Presentation Preparation/PPD; Work on AA #6 (Deadline #2); Update Journals; Essay Thesis/Outline Development


5/17 (Th):  No Class --- GOLD DAY


5/18 (F):  Presentation Preparation/PPD; Work on AA#6 (Deadline #2); Update Journals; Essay Thesis/Outline Development


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NEXT WEEK'S ASSIGNMENTS


5/21 (M):  No Class --- GOLD DAY

*****Work on AA#6 (Deadline #2 due by 11:59pm tonight)


5/22 (T):  Presentation Preparation/PPD & Essay Thesis/Outline Development


5/23 (W):  No Class --- GOLD DAY


5/24 (Th):  STUDY HALL CLASS --- Presentation Preparation/PPD & Essay Thesis/Outline Development


5/25 (F):  TEACHER PLANNING DAY --- NO SCHOOL


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FINAL WEEK'S HOMEWORK due 5/30 (W):  Presentation Preparation/PPD for last presentations; Complete Essay Thesis/Outline by Thursday, 5/31 (due by noon)



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