May 2023 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – learning a traditional art

Text: https://internationalnohinstitute.com/category/training/ Replicability can be extremely in the arts, particularly if a participant is involved in a traditional art. In this replicability allows the knowledge of traditional Japanese Noh theater to be passed on over time. Replicability plays a much different role in this kind of specific example than it Read more…

November 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #6 specific example – graffiti art and the Fukushima disaster

Text: “Japan’s Anti Nuclear Street Art” Espionart. https://espionart.com/2015/01/20/featured-artist-281-anti-nuke/ The graffiti artist 281 Anti Nuke starting posting artwork critical of the government and of TEPCO (the company responsible for the nuclear power plants) not long after the earthquake and subsequent disaster. One of the freedoms that an artist has is time. Read more…

November 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example – Vikings in North America

Text: Bruce Bower. Science News.”Vikings lived in North America by at least the year 1021.” https://www.sciencenews.org/article/vikings-north-america-date-newfoundland Extract: “Vikings inhabited North America exactly 1,000 years ago, a new study finds. Counting tree rings reveals that wooden objects previously found at an archaeological site on Newfoundland’s northern peninsula were made from trees Read more…

November 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #2 specific example – Estonia / Russian negotiations

Text: “‘Why Bother Talking To Liars?’ Estonia’s Former President Says No Point Negotiating With Russia.” Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty . https://www.rferl.org/amp/ukraine-war-ilves-interview-western-response/31805297.html In the interview Estonia’s Former President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, discusses the pointless of negotiating with Russia about the invasion of Ukraine. He states “why bother talking to liars Read more…

November 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #6 specific example – comic on a “avenger of the Holocaust”

Text: “Vikta Kempner.” Rejected Princesses. https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/vitka-kempner The story of Vikta Kempner is told quite briefly on the Rejected Princesses website. The artist clearly has the freedom to tell her story in a way that a historian does not. What are the benefits and drawbacks of this “comic-style” approach to history?

November 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – news article on language in history textbooks

Text: “Publishers revise textbook phrases about ‘forced’ Korean laborers.” Asashi Shimbun. https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14585864 There have been a number of ongoing issues between Japan and Korea over Japan’s colonial occupation of Korea and how those issues are addressed in textbooks. In Japan textbooks for school use must be approved by the central Read more…