Our brand new textbook for TOK's new syllabus is organized around key knowledge concepts. Each lesson covers one concept. If you use 100 lessons from this book, you will have covered 100 concepts. These are all knowledge concepts that form the foundation of critical thinking in TOK: bias, justification, understanding, evidence, doubt and many others. These knowledge concepts naturally become building blocks of higher-order thinking skills.
Download the full list of units and lessons HERE.
Areas of knowledge are all addressed throughout the course and in comparison rather than separately. Instead of teaching 10 hours of Natural Sciences followed by 10 hours of History (and so on), we teach, for example, the concept of bias and look at how bias takes different forms in different areas of knowledge. Such organization of the course is much more holistic and more in line with the IB recommendations.
The IB-recommended themes are integrated with areas of knowledge. Instead of teaching the themes “Knowledge and language” and “Knowledge and technology” separately from the rest of the course, you will be teaching areas of knowledge through these themes.
Such organization makes the course holistic and allows you to overcome the artificial division of knowledge into themes, areas of knowledge and so on. With this in mind, we still cover all the aspects of the knowledge framework in every lesson.
LICENSE: This is the entire textbook as a PDF file. When you purchase it, you get the right to use the book without limit in your school. This includes sharing it with your students on any internally accessible site, such as a closed Google classroom, Wiki, Moodle, etc. The posting of materials on publicly accessible sites is not allowed. It is also not allowed to share the book outside of your school. This license has no time limit: purchase it once and use it for as long as you want, with as many students as you have.
Please note that this product only contains the textbook (as individual PDF files for each chapter), but not the Teacher Support Packs (TSP's). These packs include fully developed lesson plans and activities, and they can be purchased separately here or you can also get the Full Course Bundle, combining all eBooks and TSP's here.