As regular readers know, I also teach an International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge class, and now and then share related resources on this blog.
This week, in our lessons on emotion as a “way of knowing” (TOK teachers will know what I’m talking about, though it’s “inside lingo”), we looked at the famous Lyndon Johnson presidential ad of a little girl picking a daisy. Today, though, The Wall Street Journal just published a great (in the sense they’re useful to TOK; they are a sad commentary on our public life) compilation of Attack Ads from this fall’s political campaign. Then you vote on them in a poll.
I will be showing these Monday, and have students analyze them in the context of their use of language, reason, emotion, and perception — the four “Ways of Knowing” as categorized by TOK.