Thursday, June 9, 2016

Homework: Monday by 7 am (1st name only; anon)

Explore~Note-Take~Connect to Sense Perception and/or Language Chapter~Post


Group One


Credits: www. museumofman.org


Group Two

Credits: www.illusions.org

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Collective Wisdom from SAC on Language


6/20/16 11:59 pm
Final Due Date for Whole Essay
Pleasing Design to Turnitin

. “… our knowledge is only a collection of scraps and fragments that we put together into a pleasing design, and often the discovery of one new fragment would cause us to alter utterly the whole design” (Morris Bishop). To what extent is this true in history and one other area of knowledge?


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Next Two Weeks



~Structured Academic Controversy Documents: Shared by 7 am on 5/27/16

~Language Notes and e-Reflections will be graded/returned by the 1st class next week.

~Essay Planning Templates will be marked electronically and sent back to you via email ASAP.

~2 Body Paragraphs are due on 6/3/16 by 11:59 pm-Turnitin

~Week of 6/6/16 Finish Essays; Dip Toes in Reason & Emotion (summer assignments coming)


Thursday, May 5, 2016

What is on the horizon?


The month of May is hectic for both IB Student & IB Coordinator!
 I want to thank you for your patience and understanding!


We have thoroughly explored sense perception through group presentations.
Our task on Monday is to debrief, discuss, reflect, and celebrate!
Make sure you bring your notes you took from watching your classmates present.

It is time to make our segue to the Language Chapter!  Notes due 5/17/16
e-Reflection: Sense Perception due 5/17/16
Pleasing Design Essay: We will work on the body of the essay

Monday 5/9/16:  Eat A Lunch-I will be in the room from 11:30 am-12:15 pm
Wednesday 5/11/16: Eat A Lunch-I will be in the room from 11:30 am-12:15 pm
Friday 5/13/16: IB Olympics!











Tuesday, April 12, 2016

8 Absent Students

It’s not enough to open the window
To see the fields and the river.
It’s also not enough to not be blind
To see the trees and the flowers.
It’s also necessary to not have any philosophy at all.
With philosophy there are no trees, there are only ideas.
There’s only each of us, like a wine-cellar.
There’s only a shut window and the world outside it;
And a dream of what you could see if you opened the window,

Which is never what you see when you open the window.*

  • Does this quote agree or disagree with the text?  Explain your thinking.
“Anyone who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light”

Next Few Days

Seminar Reflection Link


As we continue to explore sense perception, do not forget the implications.

Thus far we have looked at sense perception with respect to the following:

1.  Culture (expert/jigsaw readings)
2.  Seminar:  Poem: "It is not enough..."
3.  Eyewitness Testimony with Cotton Case
4.  Research & Presentation Groups (KQ around SP and an AOK) Presentations 4/27/16


Homework Assignments:
Due by Monday~4/18/16~7am

Response to Photomontage Comments
~Your response should take on the language of sense perception
~Comment on 2 classmates Montages as well

Plato's Allegory of the Cave

~Guiding Questions will be available for support as you read
~Commentary on it using the blog rubric as a guide for what to include
      Discuss~Connect~Synthesize~Analyze what the Cave Allegory has to do to with...
          Sense Perception Chapter
          TOK Assignment
          Personal Experience
          Another IB Class

Homework Assignment:
Due by Friday~4/22/16~7am  11:59 pm
Introductory Paragraph for Scaffold Essay: TOK Prescribed Title





Wednesday, April 6, 2016

by 7 am Friday








Write a response that addresses the following:

~~The videos themselves
~~Connections to the sense perception chapter
~~Connection to other IB class content
~Personal Experience



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