May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #6 RLE – WWII poem (Japan/Saipan)

https://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poem/item/3779/auto/0/CLIFF The original poem (written in Japanese) is about women on Saipan who jumped off of a cliff during the latter stages of WWII as U.S. forces approached. There are a number of different translations in English that in some ways differ from the original. One such translation adds variation Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #5 RLE – oil sands

“A Grade 4 lesson that included material critical of Alberta’s oil industry prompted a Facebook debate among parents that devolved into threats and prompted the school to call in the RCMP and cancel a holiday dance.” https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/alberta/article-rcmp-intervene-after-school-lesson-on-albertas-oil-industry-prompts/ This debate shows very conflicting views on the oil sands that have very Read more…

May 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #3 – Different Perspectives in an RLE – racism survey.

The CBC article discusses a Canada-wide survey which shows that “one in five Canadians experiences discrimination regularly or occasionally.” https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/race-relations-survey-canada-british-columbia-1.5389940 There are a number of people mentioned in the article whose “personal circumstances” affect how others view their knowledge: A professor at a Canadian university who is of Jamaican descent Read more…