May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #5 specific example – Pets and divorce

Text: “Pets’ welfare will be considered in divorce battles in Spain.” CNN World. https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/06/europe/pets-divorce-welfare-spain-scli-intl-wellness/index.html Extract: “Spain will consider a pet’s welfare when couples divorce or break-up from Wednesday in a legal shift that strengthens the case for couples obtaining shared custody of their animals.The decision follows similar moves in France and Portugal and obliges Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #3 specific example – Australian poetry slam

Text: “Champions.” https://www.australianpoetryslam.com/ Poetry slams are unique artistic events where two or more poet “battle” in a competitive environment. Sometimes the battle is more for fun and in other cases the participants are competing for awards, prizes, and recognition such as this example: https://www.australianpoetryslam.com/champions What value does knowledge gained from poetry Read more…

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 #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 #2 specific example – comic about a female Russian sniper

The website Rejected Princesses focuses on an underrepresented part of history and uses a comic-style format: The website Rejected Princesses has a page on Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who is the deadliest female sniper of all time. https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/lyudmila-pavlichenko. The website focuses on an underrepresented part of history and uses a comic-style format. This website (and the Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #5 specific example – same-sex partnerships in Tokyo

Text: “Tokyo ward Shibuya certifies same-sex partnerships” Extract: The Shibuya ward in Tokyo has become the first place in Japan to recognise same-sex partnerships. It passed an ordinance allowing officials to issue certificates to same-sex couples this summer. The documents are not legally binding but the ward is calling on businesses Read more…