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Elgin Marbles Controversy

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Saragant_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 16:46:56 PST


Hi all!

I don't know if you are following the Elgin Marbles controversy (My kids were
laughing at me today, I was trying to pronounce that word in an American
accent!) regarding the return -or not- of the marbles to Greece from England. I
look at a lot of British papers online to keep up with home, and I read
artdaily.com faithfully every day during my lunch break. (Scanning the current art
headlines takes minutes!)

ANYWAY!! I am doing Ancient Greece with my Art I kids, (HS) and I want to do
a sort of court case with them. I am going to give one group the case for the
return of the marbles, and the other the case for keeping the marbles at the
Bristish Museum. I am going to select five judges that must remain impartial
and at the end of the presentations they must select whether they stay or go.

Has anyone ever done this? Do you have any ideas or other suggestions? I did
a search and lots of articles have popped up online, so I can present each
side with articles presenting their side of the case.

I would love to hear what you all think?!

Thanks in advance!

Sara in coastal NC

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