Most of these lessons are from my own teaching. Please feel free to adapt and use them as you please. The lessons are not ‘perfect ToK lessons’, they’re just starting points, ways into teaching ToK. They’re also ‘pull off the shelf and deliver lessons‘ for new ToK teachers, more experienced teachers will be able to develop far better lessons (we’d very much welcome their contributions to this page). Should you wish to contribute your own ToK Lessons to this page please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A note on structure:
I’ve taught ToK using a range of different course structures. I am yet to finally decide what is the ‘right way’ to structure the course, different approaches seem to work for different cohorts of students depending on their stage of learning. As such the lessons included here could be placed in any course as the designer of that course sees fit.
Generally, I prefer to teach ToK through a set of real life themes (e.g current news events, film, magazine articles etc) rather than teaching AoKs & WoKs as discreet lessons (e.g. “It’s Wednesday so it’s History as an AoK”). I like to pick up on whatever is currently ‘alive’ in the student’s world.
Grade 11 / DP1 / Year 12.
Grade 12 / DP2 / Year 13.
History as an AoK.
An overview ‘lecture’ that I gave at Nexus International School, in Malaysia, May 2015.