Humanities Weekly Archives

 

Week 1: August 29-September 2, 2016

August 29: Introduction to Humanities, Searching for Dali, Open microphone

August 30: The Art of Questioning, Rules of the Game, Your Brain on Humanities

Homework: Read "Specific Ways of Knowing"

August 31: Preview of Coming Attractions

Introduction to The Great Books Project

September 1: Summer Reading Essay

Socratic Seminar

September 2: Book pick-up (bring your student id!)

Great Books Prep

TOK Perception and Reason:

TED: Beau Lotto on How We See

TED: Michael Shermer--Why People Believe Weird Things

Week 2: September 5-9, 2016

September 5: Labor Day

September 6: Perceving Sensory Perception

TED: Beau Lotto on How We See

Great Books Prep

September 7: Erecting the Scaffold

How do you Best Know? Introduction to Shared v. Personal Knowledge,

Brainstrom differences between shared v. personal knowledge

TED: Michael Shermer--Why People Believe Weird Things

The Allegory of the Den

Platonic Forms  Theory of Eternal Forms

St Anselm College: Theory of Forms

September 8: Erecting the Scaffold

How do you Best Know? Introduction to Shared v. Personal Knowledge,

Brainstrom differences between shared v. personal knowledge

TED: Michael Shermer--Why People Believe Weird Things

The Allegory of the Den

Platonic Forms  Theory of Eternal Forms

St Anselm College: Theory of Forms

Behavioral Assembly (PAT)

September 9: GB Teacher Role Play

Great Books Prep

Theatre Games

Week 3: September 12-16, 2016

September 12: Intro to the Extended Essay

 Great Book Prep

Homework: Read Extended Essay Samples and Rubrics

Descartes: Philsophy and Lit

For a more thorough read: Mediations on First Philosophy

September 13: Descartes Skeptisim

Introduction to Shared v. Personal Knowledge

Brainstrom differences between shared v. personal knowledge

Septermber 16: TED: Michael Shermer--Why People Believe Weird Things

Week 4: September 19-23, 2016

September 19: GB Prep

September 20: Turn in Inquiry Questions

Personal and Sahred Knoweldge--How do you know?

Septmber 21: Potemkin Numbers/Cherry Picking

Apple Polishing/Disestimating

Septermber 22: Casuistry/Randumbness

Regression to the Moon/Risk Mismanagement

September 23: Josten't Visit

TOK Reflections

Week 5: September 26-30, 2016

September 26: Pressing the Peace

September 27:  Assign Shared v. Private Knowledge mini-essay

The TOK Framework

September 28: Assign Shared v. Private Knowledge mini-essay

The TOK Framework

 How to Win an Election

September 29: Introduction to the Election

September 30: Reason and Art Special

Week 6: October 3-7, 2016

October 3:  Values Line up

October 4:  Shared v. Private Knowledge peer response

The TOK Framework

October 5: The Best of All Possible Essays

The TOK Framework

October 5: Mini-Essay Due

 How to Win an Election

October 6: An Iron Constitution

Week 7: October 10-14, 2016

October 10:  Extended Essay Prep

The TOK Framework

In grouyps, compare and contrast the framework in two areas of knowledge looking for subtle similarities and differences.

October 11:  The TOK Framework

In grouyps, compare and contrast the framework in two areas of knowledge looking for subtle similarities and differences.

October 12: School Holiday

October 13: The Knowledge Connection: TOK Framework continued

Sartre's Ill'n

October 14: Constitution Test

Introducing the Candidates

Deck the Halls with Propaganda

Week 8: October 17-21, 2016

October 17:  Relativism

Submit any inquiries that have not been approved

Part Prep

October 18: Sartre's Ill'n and Formal Extensions

October 19: Republican and Democratic Conventions

Infomercials

October 20: Extended Essay Drafting

October 21: Vice Presidential Debate

Guest Speaker

Week 9: October 24-28, 2016

October 24:  Proposition Debates

Panoramic Picture at 12:10--bring permission slips

Homework: Read for Wednesday

How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language

How We Make Sense of Time

October 25: Knowledge Questions

October 26: The Politics of Language

Presidential Debates

October 27: Metamorphosis Essay

October 28: Special Guest: US Congresswoman Mimi Walters

Week 10: October 31-November 4, 2016

October 31:  Faculty Inservice Day

November 1: Knowledge Questions and the TOK 6

November 2: Logically Thinking--A introduction to reason and Logic

November 3: Logical Skit Prep

November 4: Guest Speaker: Joe Sandburg

Panoramic Picture: Bring Permission Slips

Week 11: November 7-11, 2016

November 7: Guest Speaker :Democratic

November 8: Logic Skit Prep

November 9: The Truthiness of Math

The Prison of Mathematical Logic

Scare Tactic and Numbers

November 10: Civics Test

Field Trip: Arcadia

November 11: Veterans'  Day--No School

Week 12: November 14-18, 2016

 November 14: The truthiness of math

November 15: Logical Fallacy Skit Prep

November 16: Logic Skits

November 17: Logic Skits

She Blinded Me with Science! 

What is Science and How Does It Work?

November 18: Minimum Day

Logic Quiz

Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work

The Facts About the Kennedy Assassination

Scare Tactic and Numbers

Week 13: November 28-December 2, 2016

 November 28: Read "Morality Trap" for Tuesday

Scare Tactic and Numbers

EE first 5 pages due Tuesday

November 29: The Science Grift

Read "Philosophy: Utilitariansim pp 432-455

November 30: The Science Grift

Read Philosophy: :Egoism and Moral Skepticism" p. 423

Introduction to Ethics

December 1: Common Good v. Ego

Read Philosophy: Russell pp. 497-503

December 2: Intentionally Utilitarian

 Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work

Week 15: December 5-9, 2016

 Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work

December 5: All I Wanted Was a Pepsiism

December 6: Hedonistic Moderation

December 7: Jane on Film

December 8: The Selfish Gene: PBS and Bumblebees

December 9: Dictator's Party

Week 16: December 12-16, 2016

 Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work

December 12: I Want My Baby Back

 December 13: The Great Egg Chase and Ethical Speed Dating

December 10: Ethical Speed Dating

December 11: Whose Life?

December 12: Minimum Day

Ethics Special: Whose Life is It Anyway?

Week 17: January 2-6, 2017

 Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work

Janaury 2:  No School

Janaury 3: Ethical Speed Dating: We Need A Little Ethics

Janaury 4: MLA Formatting and Advisors

January 5: The Ghosts of Language Past

Introduction to Shakespearian Language

Ure Fader (text)

Canterbury Tales Prologue

Renaissance Language

January 6: Pickled Ethics

 

Week 18: January 9-13, 2017

 Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work. The write-up is due January 17th. No exceptions!

January 9: Up on the Catwalk with TOK Models: Read and score models using TOK rubrics

(See samples in Google Docs)

Janaury 10: Scaffolding the TOK 6

Planning the TOK Essay

TOK Prescribed Titles May 2017

January 11: Scaffolding the TOK Six

Janaury 12: Drawing TOK

Planning and Progress Form Reflection

January 13: Contrast Crunching and Drawing TOK Continued

Week 19: January 16-20, 2017

 Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work. The write-up is due January 17th. No exceptions!

January 16: School Holiday

January 17: Complete TOK question analysis and  gallery walk

 TOK rubrics

Scaffolding the TOK 6

Planning the TOK Essay

TOK Prescribed Titles May 2017

TOK Essay Structure

(See samples in Google Docs)

Janaury 18: Bring a laptop: Begin writing an argument/counteragrument papragraph for the TOK essay

TOK Essay Structure

Janaury 19/20: Bring a laptop: Begin writing an argument/counteragrument papragraph for the TOK essay

Janaury 20: TOK PLanning and Progress Form

Bring a Laptop: Begin Writing a second argument/counter-argument paragraph

Planning and Progress Form Reflection

Week 20: January 23-27, 2017

 January 23/24: Complete argument.counter-argument for 2nd AOK

 TOK rubrics

Scaffolding the TOK 6

Planning the TOK Essay

TOK Prescribed Titles May 2017

TOK Essay Structure

Planning and Progress Form Reflection

Janaury 24: Final Essay Prep

Janaury 25: TOK Final Exam--Bring a Laptop:

Janaury 27: Promises, Promises

Week 1: January 30 - February 3, 2017

January 30: Faculty in-service

January 31: Introduction to 2nd Semester

Final Exam overview

February 1: Performance Task

February 2: Performance Task

February 3: Performance Task

Week 1: January 30 - February 4, 2017

January 30: Faculty in-service

February 1: EE Development--Bring your laptop

February 2: EE Development--Bring your laptop

Homework:  Make certain you have read pages 16-40 in The Story of Philosophy

February 3: Plato's Republic

February 4: The Final Breakdown

Week 2:  February 6-10, 2017

February 6:   Introduction to the TOK Presentation and Rubric

Info from the TOK Guide

Help with Knowledge Questions

Common Sense Presentation

Politics Presentation

Homework Presentation

 February 7: Introduction to the TOK Presentation and Rubric

Info from the TOK Guide

Help with Knowledge Questions

Common Sense Presentation

Politics Presentation

Homework Presentation

TOK Presentation Planning Document

 February 8: TOK Presentation Prep

Febraury 9: Revise TOK Essays

TOK PPF Reflection Form

Knowledge Framework Review

TOK Prescribed Essay Titles

TOK Essay Planner

TOK Essay Rubric

February 10: Plato's Republic Debate

Week 3:  February 13-17, 2017

Log all interactions with your EE Advisor on this Google Form: https://goo.gl/JQpSdX

February 13/14:  Planning for  TOK Presentation and Rubric

Info from the TOK Guide

Help with Knowledge Questions

Common Sense Presentation

Politics Presentation

Homework Presentation

Homework Presentation

February 15: EE Peer Response and Revision

 TOK PPF Reflection Form

Knowledge Framework Review

TOK Prescribed Essay Titles

TOK Essay Planner

TOK Essay Rubric

February 17: President's Day Holiday

Week 6:  February 27- March 3, 2017

February 27: Come Out Virgina

February 28: EE Abstracts

March 1/2: I'm Leaving on A Jet Plane

March 3: EE Format (see Google Classroom for examples)

IB Uploads and Forms

Week 7: March 6-10, 2017

March 7: The Long and Winding Tongue--(From Omeros 28)

March 8/9: TOK Presentations

March 10: A Walk Back in Time

Week 8: March 13-17, 2017

March 13: TOK Presentations

March 14: TOK Presentations

March 15: We're on the Road to Mecca

March 17: TOK Presentations

Week 9: March 20-24, 2017

March 20: It's a Trip: Elsa's Visit and Mecca Predictions

March 21/22: TOK Presentations

March 23: History Presentations

March 24: History Presentations