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…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #4 specific example – photo from the Vietnam war

The Pulizter prize-winning photo depicts the execution of a Vietcong spy in Saigon during the Vietnam War. This article provides additional information on the photo: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/01/world/asia/vietnam-execution-photo.html The photo definitely tells a story but it only tells a very small part of a wider story. Consider how historians use the photo Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #4 – basic knowledge questions

See the main page for the May 2022 TOK essay basic knowledge questions https://toktips.com/may-2022-tok-essay-prescribed-titles-sample-knowledge-questions/. Also, have a look at the TOK essay process here: https://toktips.com/the-tok-essay-process/ 4. How do historians and human scientists give knowledge meaning through the telling of stories? Discuss with reference to history and the human sciences.  How Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #4 specific example – article on dropping gang membership

Text: As revised laws squeeze yakuza, gang rosters slowly shrink.” Asahi Shinbun. Extract: “Tougher laws and prefectural rules have made life increasingly difficult for yakuza gangs in Japan, leading to a gradual exodus of members over the past decade, sources said.” https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14456883 The news article (and the broader topic of Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #4 specific example – Gender and scientific research

Text: “A Scientist’s Gender Biases Mouse Research” Extract: “Mice are scared of male researchers, but not female researchers, which could affect a huge chunk of biological research” https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-gender-biases-mouse-research-180951240/ This article show one what in which human scientists “give knowledge through the telling of stories” – by publishing scientific research results. Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #4 specific example – border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea

Text: “Djibouti asks UN help to end border dispute with Eritrea” Excerpt: “UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Djibouti is asking Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to help peacefully resolve a border dispute with Eritrea following the recent end to that nation’s 20-year border dispute with Ethiopia.” https://apnews.com/article/cd6cf3024ba24afe9baa58852397d5ab Essays on May 2022 TOK essay Read more…

May 2022 TOK Essay Prescribed Titles – Key Words and Phrases (PT#4)

4. How do historians and human scientists give knowledge meaning through the telling of stories? Discuss with reference to history and the human sciences.  “Historians and human scientists” – You need to talk about more than history and the human sciences with this prescribed title – you need to specifically discuss individual historians and human scientists.  You Read more…