November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – Japanese traditional comedy (rakugo)

Article: Canadian rakugo performer enjoys extended theater run in New York “NEW YORK–“Rakugo” comic storyteller Katsura Sunshine is confident the centuries-old form of verbal entertainment can make the whole world laugh. The 50-year-old Canada-born thespian has settled in for a long run at an off-Broadway theater, performing his “Kamigata” (Osaka-style) Read more…

November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – oil sands

“A Grade 4 lesson that included material critical of Alberta’s oil industry prompted a Facebook debate among parents that devolved into threats and prompted the school to call in the RCMP and cancel a holiday dance.” https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/alberta/article-rcmp-intervene-after-school-lesson-on-albertas-oil-industry-prompts/ There certainly is “disagreement” in this RLE that needs to be resolved. One Read more…

November 2020 TOK essay Prescribed Title #1 – more Knowledge Questions

A previously published page https://toktips.com/november-2020-tok-essay-prescribed-titles-knowledge-questions/ is a place to start for Knowledge Questions. Some of the additional ones listed below also include a brief explanation. Make sure your Knowledge Questions focus on the Prescribed Title and lead to an in-depth discussion of knowledge in a Real Life Example. A single Knowledge Question does not need to Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – news article on homosexuality in animals

Article: “Homosexual Activity Among Animals Stirs Debate.” https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2004/07/homosexual-animals-debate/ There is strong disagreement between a number of different groups regarding human homosexuality and issues such as gay rights. It is an issue that frequently overlaps with politics as politicians often use the issue to draw support to their cause. Politicians also Read more…