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Bonnie J. Gordon August 26, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Mark, this is pretty clearly not a "hard science" assignment (which is not really anRead Moreacade mic category anyway - it would be chemistry, biology or, as indicated, ecology). In fact, I have a feeling it might be a Language Arts assignment because of the questions about the narrator and summarizing the main points of everyone's perspective. The Common Core emphasizes reading nonfiction and understanding multiple points of view; IB focuses on the latter as well, so this is a good example of how they both complement each other.
Mark Zetzer August 27, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Thanks Bonnie for pointing that out. This being an ecology assignment makes sense for IB, sinceRead Moreecol ogy is a interdisciplinary field that uses both the experimental method (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.) and the empirical method (economics, sociology, political science, etc.) to reach conclusions. However, if a student were to answer question 5 by saying that child bearing was strictly a private matter and not a public concern, I would expect that to be acceptable answer. Otherwise, I would detect bias in this essay assignment.
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