November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #1 RLE – compulsory COVID vaccines in Turkmenistan

Text: “Turkmenistan, where Covid-19 does not exist, but vaccination is now compulsory” “There are, officially at least, no cases of Covid-19 in Turkmenistan. But the country last week became the first in the world to make vaccination against the virus obligatory for all adults.” https://emerging-europe.com/news/turkmenistan-where-covid-19-does-not-exist-but-vaccination-is-now-compulsory/ There are a number of Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #1 RLE – Jan 6 U.S capitol riot / attack

NYT article: “Inside the Capitol Riot: An Exclusive Video Investigation” “The Times analyzed thousands of videos from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building to understand how it happened — and why. Here are some of the key findings.” https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/30/us/jan-6-capitol-attack-takeaways.html The Jan 6 U.S capitol riot / attack Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #1 RLE – Vietnam War photo

The Pulitzer prize-winning photo depicts the execution of a Vietcong spy in Saigon during the Vietnam War. This article provides additional information on the photo: http://100photos.time.com/photos/eddie-adams-saigon-execution The photo played a huge role in U.S. politics at the time and was one of a few powerful photos that influenced public perception of Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #1 RLE – traditional Japanese art (Kintsugi)

Article: Kintsugi: The Centuries-Old Art of Repairing Broken Pottery with Gold “Poetically translated to “golden joinery,” Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery. Rather than rejoin ceramic pieces with a camouflaged adhesive, the Kintsugi technique employs a special tree sap lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #1 RLE – news article on “campers”

Text: “B.C. working to house people camping in Vancouver park as deadline to leave looms” https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-house-campers-vancouver-deadline-1.6007829 “British Columbia’s housing minister says campers in Vancouver’s Strathcona Park can either choose to accept the housing they are offered or leave the park by tomorrow’s deadline. David Eby says there will be “difficult” Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #1 RLE – tree and fungi species sharing resources

“[Fungal networks] have recently been discovered by Professor Suzanne Simard and her graduate students to connect the roots of trees and facilitate the sharing of resources in Douglas-fir forests of interior British Columbia, thereby bolstering their resilience against disturbance or stress and facilitating the establishment of new regeneration.” http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/potd/2010/03/mycorrhizal_networks.php Have a Read more…

November 2021 TOK Prescribed title #1 RLE – border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea.

Headline: Djibouti asks UN help to end border dispute with Eritrea “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/cd6cf3024ba24afe9baa58852397d5ab This conflict over a border clearly Read more…