Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
ON A RECENT SATURDAY AFTERNOON, Global Studies teacher Nick Martino took the student body to Plaza San Martín in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the base of the monument for José de San Martín, Nick gave a quick lesson on this founding father’s guidelines for good citizenship.
This discussion was interwoven with a continued dialogue regarding the TGS Core Values and the IBO Learner Profile. Students deliberated on the similarities and differences between organizational values and noted how guidelines have the potential to keep a group united.