Online TOK review

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TOK – What is Knowledge

Over the summer, as a really useful review of the TOK course , you could enroll and complete

Unit 1 – Nature of Knowledge and Certainty: Lessons 1-2

This will very effectively review the central questions of the course and provide you with some focussed thinking and writing to complete, so that you are well-prepared to come back and tackle your final assessments. We shall be using this online course in class as well, so it will be very beneficial to have already completed unit 1. There are integrated assessments in the course, but I’d also be looking for evidence of your thinking in your journals when we come back in August.

Boston Marathon bombings

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction, the US Department of Justice says. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was charged in hospital, could face the death penalty.

How does the state’s definition of ‘weapons of mass destruction’ affect this case, given the previous associations with which the US Government has used the term? Emotion? Language?