November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #3 RLE – Ainu (Japan)

Article: “Japan’s forgotten indigenous people” http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200519-japans-forgotten-indigenous-people The article give an account of the mistreatment of the Ainu people of northern Japan. In this RLE the “ourselves” in November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #3 could be viewed as the perspective of the dominant non-Ainu Japanese population who were responsible for Read more…

November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #5 RLE – culture, art and beauty

Torstein Lerhol, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, had a set of photos taken to highlight the cultural obsession with beauty. This article provides some additional information on Lerhol including his political aspirations: http://www.nordiclabourjournal.org/i-fokus/in-focus-2019/inclusion/article.2019-05-24.9441024030 The photos highlight the relationship between an individual’s point of view and art. In this RLE Read more…