May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #6 specific example – conflict over art NFTs

Text: “Curator Accused of Making NFTs of Works by Anish Kapoor and Others Without Permission.” Artnews.com Extract: “British curator Ben Moore is being accused of NFT theft. According to the Financial Times, Moore is facing claims that he made NFTs of works by various artists, including Anish Kapoor, without the creators’ permission. Back in 2013, Moore worked Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #5 specific example – oldest jewelry

Text: “Archaeologists Discover ‘Oldest’ Jewelry Ever, Shedding Light on Early Ways of Expressing Identity.” Extract: “Archaeologists working in the Bizmoune Cave in southwest Morocco published a surprising finding in Science Advances last week: they had discovered what is believed to be the oldest jewelry in the world. The team found 33 shell beads that they dated Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example – moral judgements and COVID-19

Text: “Moral judgments about an activity’s COVID-19 risk can lead people astray.” Sciencenews.org Extract: “When it comes to catching COVID-19, outdoor activities, in general, are safer than indoor activities (SN: 8/15/20). But if you chose the beach or baseball as riskier, you are not alone. Two new studies show that people consider activities Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #6 specific example – investigation into a person’s ethnic background

Text: “Health scientist Carrie Bourassa on immediate leave after scrutiny of her claim she’s Indigenous.” CBC news Extract: “Carrie Bourassa, a University of Saskatchewan professor and the scientific director of the Indigenous health arm of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is on leave from both institutions following a Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #5 specific example – wheelchair accessibility at UN summit

Text: “COP26: Minister in wheelchair unable to attend summit.” BBC.com Extract: “An Israeli minister has said she could not attend the COP26 summit on Monday because it was not wheelchair accessible. Karine Elharrar tweeted that it was “sad” the UN “does not provide accessibility to its events”. An official in Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #4 specific example – news article on teacher wearing blackface to school

Text: “Whole class ‘shocked’ and ‘confused’ after teacher wears blackface to school, student says” CBC News. Extract: “A student at a Toronto high school said his whole class was shocked and confused after a teacher wore blackface during Halloween celebrations on Friday. The Toronto District School Board has since placed Read more…