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Lesson Plans

beauty - destruction of; esp. religious

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L.Muelder (smuelder.US)
Sun, 22 Nov 1998 13:04:32 +0000

When I explained to my students about the frequency of pharoahs destroying
either their predecessors art, or their cartouches on the art, they were
appropriately horrified, and immediately commented on the unfairness of
such actions. (They are quick, in general, to spot and object to
unfairness.) I would like to incorporate some "values education" the next
time something like this comes up, beyond simply saying that it is immoral
to destroy other peoples' art, whether you object to the religious values
it displays - or you simply think it's ugly (or obscene). I would like to
lead them to see that people like Cromwell and Strom Thurman need to be
resisted, without simply saying so. Any suggestions?

L. Muelder
Churchill Junior High School