Bet You Didn't Know: History of Witches
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This clip discusses the history of witches around the world and how they came to be associated with brooms, pointy hats, and green skin.

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  • 02:05 - 02:05

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  1. What are some cultures with ideas on witchcraft historically?
  2. What kinds of things were blamed on witches?
  3. Typically we think of green skinned witches with point hats and brooms - where does this image originate?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify similarities and differences among people such as kinship, laws, and religion
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the way folktales and legends such as Aesop's fables reflect beliefs, customs, language, and...
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    identify examples of art, music, and literature that have transcended the boundaries of societies an...

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