Students will consider the question of who owns the Elgin (or Parthenon) Marbles in a moot court. The class is split into groups. One group represents the Greek government, arguing in favor of the return of the marbles to Greece. Another represents the British Museum and the British government in favor of the marbles staying in Britain. The final group is a jury, who must decide the fate of the marbles. Links to websites are provided with evidence and legal arguments. Students write legal arguments and the jury also looks at evidence and write a legal opinion at the conclusion of the court.
Who Owns the Elgin Marbles
by Michael Vogler
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