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 – 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…