The History of Tattoos

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Did you know that tattoos date back to 8,000 years ago? From Otzi, mummified iceman of the Alps, to high society members of Victorian Britan, discover the cultural significance of tattoos amongst a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds across history.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners choose one type of civilization or time period mentioned in the film to research further, explaining how tattoos reveal some distinct aspect of their culture. You can use the concept of tattoos as a platform for discussing commonality, universality, and unique cultures
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  • Engaging animations
  • Discusses wide range of cultural beliefs and practices
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