Classic TOK lessons
They are perfect for first-time teachers of TOK who want a straightforward structure to their course, or teachers who want to augment our BQ framework with materials that invite students to delve directly into the different elements of the course.
Links to the classic lessons
Click on the images below to take you to the classic TOK lessons. Scroll down to access the briefing papers for each aspect of the course, which are all available now.
Sample classic TOK materials
To access the classic TOK lessons, become a faculty member of the site. To see what you’ll be able to download and share with your students and teachers, here are a selection of sample lesson resources & support documents.
Begin your exploration with our briefing papers, providing a quick overview of each aspect of TOK, typical knowledge questions, key quotes, notable thinkers, and recent real-life events. Here’s the one for history.
Nature & scope lessons
The first lesson or lessons for each aspect of the course looks at its nature and scope. Here’s the nature and scope lesson for the arts.
We then move on to think about how each aspect of the course is affected by, and affects, our personal and societal perspective. Here’s the lesson for knowledge & language.
Methods & tools lessons
Methods & tools considers the ways in which knowledge is produced and interpreted within each aspect of the course. This lesson looks at methods & tools within the arts.
We conclude our exploration of each aspect of the course with a consideration of its relationship to ethics. Here’s one of the lessons from Knowledge & the knower which deals with ethics, focusing on empathy.
Check out our TOK mini-lessons
The mini-lessons can be used by TOK or non-TOK teachers equally effectively. Each one will help students to develop their real-world critical thinking, via the very latest news stories.