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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 buttons below to take you to the classic TOK lessons. Remember that our TOK mini-lessons are also arranged via area of knowledge and theme, so you can also use these to deliver the course in the ‘classic’ way.

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.

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 to offer a short TOK experience in their own right, augment the other lessons of your course (be it based on the classic lessons, the BQs, or the disruptive ideas), and keep your TOK thinking absolutely up-to-date. Mini-lessons can be used by any DP subject teacher.

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