May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – CBC article on #MeToo movement

CBC Headline: “#MeToo movement has been a ‘net positive’ in Canadian workplaces” “High-profile sexual harassment cases have spurred Canadian employers to do more to prevent abuse in workplaces, but there’s still a long way to go, experts say.” https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/metoo-weinstein-canadian-workplaces-1.5439147 There are many RLEs in the MeToo movement with a direct Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – Pakistani activist protests military human rights abuses

“The man leading protests accusing Pakistan’s army of human rights abuses has been arrested for alleged criminal conspiracy and sedition. Manzoor Pashteen was taken into custody in Peshawar along with nine others from his Pashtun Protection Movement.” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51262639 Manzoor Pashteen has taken a number of steps far beyond seeing “what Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – BBC article on atheist in India.

“An Indian man is fighting for the right to believe in the non-existence of God. But Ravi Kumar’s quest for a document granting him legal recognition for his status has got him into trouble with the authorities. ” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-50492808 Ravi Kumar’s struggle for recognition is doing more than asking why; Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – BBC article on fighting pollution in Kenya

BBC Article: “Kenya pollution: How air sensors are helping people fight pollution” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-50647465 The subject of the BBC News article, John Keiti, lives in a part of Kenya that suffers from serious pollution. He borrowed air pollution censors and set up a system that broadcast the data. As a result Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – police racial profiling

https://www.lawtimesnews.com/news/focus-on/damages-awarded-in-racial-profiling-case/262703 With May 2020 ToK Essay Prescribed Title #1 there are two different ways to look at an issue like racial profiling. A Sentence 1 (“what is…why” approach would be to investigate the racial profiling and come up explanations for why it exists.  This investigation could be a sociologist looking at Read more…

November 2019 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – Harvard and Yale student protest on fossil fuels

“Students and alumni from Harvard and Yale disrupted the annual football game between the two elite universities on Saturday, occupying the field in New Haven, Connecticut, at half-time and demanding the colleges divest from investment in fossil fuels.” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/23/harvard-yale-football-game-protest-fossil-fuels This RLE can be linked to the “what is” / “why” part Read more…