The Presentation V The Rules


You must:

P         give a presentation that explores a knowledge question extracted from a substantive real-life situation that is of interest to you, this issue can be on an international / national scale or be from the more limited domain of your particular community, school or personal life;

P         work individually or in a group of up to 3 people;

P         present for approximately 10 minutes per student up to a maximum of 30 minutes;

P         learn your presentation - under no circumstances, should the presentation be simply an essay read aloud to the class;

P         be prepared to discuss issues raised by your presentation with the class afterwards;

P         prepare an official planning document (available on this webpage) to be handed in before the presentation;


You can:

P         work in groups of up to 3 with each presentation, bearing in mind that you will be marked as a group;

P         present in a variety of forms, such as lectures, skits, simulations, games, dramatized readings, interviews or debates;

P         use supporting material such as videos, MS PowerPoint presentations, overhead projections, posters, questionnaires, recordings of songs or interviews, costumes, or props;

P         invite audience participation during the presentation but you must do the majority of the work;

P         not do a presentation that someone else in the group has already covered

P         not do a presentation on a real life situation or knowledge issue that you have already presented on earlier in the course.


You should:

P         plan thoroughly using the more CDNIS Planning Form (available on this webpage) and only fill in the official planning form when you have a firm idea of what you will do;

P         choose a highly focussed topic and make sure that you can explore it in depth;

P         avoid topics so unfamiliar to the class that a great deal of explanation is needed before the underlying knowledge question can be appreciated and explored;

P         make sure that you demonstrate your own personal involvement in the topic;

P         make sure that you explain why the topic is important / significant;

P         make sure that you explore how it relates to other areas of TOK / life.