8BQ content updates

8BQ content update

 
We’ll be constantly updating and editing the content of the 8BQ, linking lesson plans to new stories, adding materials, and offering a wider range of alternative pathways for you to construct your own explorations of the Big Questions. This page provides an update on the current state of each unit of the resource, and the plans we have for additional lessons and support material. In order to update the resource effectively, we use Google Slides (GS) for our presentations, and Google Docs (GD) for our lesson plans, student handouts, and course management material.


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Latest resources added/edited August 29th 2017

 
See what resources we are adding for members with access to the 8BQ. The Big Question or unit is indicated in CAPITALS, lesson titles are in bold, lesson objectives in italics.
 

TOK ASSESSMENT
K1: The final TOK journal entry
I am confident about the difference between first and second order knowledge

 
TOK ASSESSMENT
P1: What is the TOK presentation?
I can explain what the TOK presentation is, and how to structure it

 
TOK ASSESSMENT
P2: How do I design an effective TOK presentation?
I can explain the elements of a successful presentation

 
TOK ASSESSMENT
P3: Presentation debrief
I can identify the areas I need to improve in my presentation

 

The 8 Big Question units

 

Introduction to TOK

7 fully resourced lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. No alternative pathway included, as the introduction to TOK does not involve other possible WOKs & AOKs.


 

BQ1: Reality Check (Sense perception & memory)

7 fully resourced lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 62 alternative pathway links provided. 11 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only). Separate lesson plans to be added by July 30th. Further lessons to be added in Spring 2018.


 

BQ2: Purpose & value (NatSci & IKS)

8 fully resourced lessons, each one comprising a GS presentation and GD lesson plan. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 39 alternative pathway links provided. 15 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only). Further lessons to be added in Spring 2018.


 

BQ3: Connections (reason/emotion & arts/ethics)

9 fully resourced lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 73 alternative pathway links provided. 9 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only). Separate lesson plans to be added by July 30th.


 

BQ4: Knower/s

7 fully resourced lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 57 alternative pathway links provided. 8 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only). Separate lesson plans to be added by July 30th. Further lessons to be added in Spring 2018.


 

BQ5: Representing Reality

Introductory and concluding lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 46 alternative pathway links provided. 17 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only). Separate lesson plans to be added by July 30th. 6 further lessons to be added by 1st September.


 

BQ6: Perspectives

Introductory and concluding lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 37 alternative pathway links provided. 13 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only). 6 further lessons + lesson plans to be added by 1st October.


 

BQ7: Development

Introductory and concluding lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 44 alternative pathway links provided. Separate lesson plans to be added by June 30th. 7 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only). 6 further lessons + lesson plans to be added by 1st November.


 

BQ8: Authority figures

Introductory and concluding lessons, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Introductory materials (faculty presentation, student outline) included. 30 alternative pathway links included. 4 TED talk links & questions (Full Access members only). 6 further lessons + lesson plans to be added by 1st December.


 

TOK Assessment tasks

4 fully resourced lessons on the TOK essay, with instructions for delivery on the notes section of the Google Slides. Separate lesson plans to be added by July 30th. 4 lessons on the presentation to be added by 1st September.


 

8BQ course management

Rationale, Introductory presentation to TOK (for non-TOK teachers), contents overview, display material. Further material in Spring 2018.


 

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