TOK animated clips from BBC ‘A History of Ideas’

These BBC clips, ‘A History of Ideas’, offer short animations exploring themes relevant to TOK: the golden ratio linking maths and beauty, the trolley problem linking ethical judgements and theories.

Further examples exploring ethics, aesthetics and faith can be found here:

As well as providing an excellent potential source of real life examples for use in essays and presentations, you might also reflect on and evaluate the way in which knowledge is presented here in an animated sound-bite. Furthermore, the knowledge framework is a tool for analysis to compare two or more areas on knowledge. The fourth part of the framework is historical development. Taking a different historical perspective on a knowledge question is one way to sharpen analysis.


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