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
WHY SOCRATIC? A Socratic Seminar allows for students to lead a philosophical discussion over a particular text, which in this case was the students’ summer read, Long After Midnight in the Niño Bien by Brian Winter. This debate invites authentic inquiry, as it is both student-centered and student-led.
At TGS, we believe in the power of asking questions, and this exercise allows for students to ask questions whose value lies in their exploration, not their answer. Our 11th grade students explored topics centered around Argentina’s political, historical, cultural, and social background; ranging from its vast levels of literacy and natural resources to its failing economy, from aggressive Argentinian machismo to the Tango being a way to rebel against the state.