Sample real-world resources

Our real world resources invite teachers and learners to apply TOK to the real-world, and use the concepts, ideas, and aspects of the course to make sense of what’s going on around the globe.

Download a selection of free samples of these resources via the links below. As with the TOK lessons, these resources are provided to Faculty Members of the site.

Sample real-world resources

The Exploring TOK padlets provide you with the very latest media stories related to the themes and AOKS, suggests unpacking questions and activities, and picks out key terms that students can use to anchor their understanding of the source. Check out the resource and download samples here.

Investigating Issues offers you a completely new way to plan and teach TOK, integrate it with the rest of the DP, and support students as they search for real-life situations to support their essays and exhibition commentaries. Find out more here.

Knowledge Heroes allows you to draw on the ideas of 103 of the most influential thinkers from the past and present. There’s a brief bio for each one, a key quote, and guidance on linking their ideas to TOK. Find out more and download a sample version here.

You can use TOK via TED to improve your students’ understanding of TOK concepts during the course, to help them deepen their knowledge of the optional themes when they are designing their exhibition, or to give them access to thinkers and ideas that might help them answer their prescribed essay title. Find out more here.

Workshops to help you unleash your inner TOK!

Our workshops demonstrate to all teachers – whatever their level, programme, or specialisation – how they can develop authentic critical thinking.

They’re engaging, jargon-free, and hands-on, and provide practical takeaways that can be applied in the classroom to help students become nuanced knowers about the world. Find out more here, and read our workshop brochure here.