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Classic TOK lessons

Classic TOK lessons

Our classic TOK lessons comprise an extensive range of classroom-ready presentations that enable you to deliver the course directly via the core and optional themes, and the areas of knowledge.

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.

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.

Download these free sample classic TOK resources!

To access the classic TOK lessons, become a faculty member of the site. You can see our approach by downloading the free sample lessons below.

We have updated every single classic lesson for the 2023-24 academic year to ensure they are driven by the latest real-life events and issues, and have added extensive content linking ChatGPT to the acquisition of knowledge, so that students learn how to use AI-tools in an effective and ethical way.

Download a sample briefing paper (for technology), giving students a quick overview of this aspect of the course, and helping them to anchor their understanding.

Download a sample ethics lesson, helping students to evaluate whether we are capable of learning from history, and moving our morality forwards.

Download a sample introduction to TOK lesson, looking at the relationship between ChatGPT and knowledge, and how we can use AI tools effectively and ethically.

Download a sample nature and scope lesson, inviting students to consider and modify their initial thoughts on the nature of the natural sciences.

Download a sample perspectives lesson, supporting students as they explore the way our biases shape the way we construct our knowledge about the world.

Download a sample methods & tools lesson, looking at the difference between descriptive and prescriptive approaches to language.

Check out our TOK mini-lessons

Faculty members of the site have access to 15 new mini-lessons every month. Find out more, and download them, here.

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.

Develop your students’ authentic critical thinking

Our in-school & online workshops are engaging, inspiring, and jargon-free, and leave TOK and non-TOK teachers with practical takeaways that they can implement easily in their classrooms.

We can help you with a wide range of issues and topics related to the TOK course, and help you turn your students into authentic critical thinkers who make sense of the world in a nuanced and objective way. Find out more and book a session here.