Social 10: Cultural Heritage & Museums

Hook: Virtual Tour and Exhibits of British Museum

Today we discussed the role of museums in preserving history. However, museums are under increased scrutiny of late, particularly for hosting collections that were taken by force and/or stolen. Using Chapter 4 of your text and a variety of online articles, answer the following question:

Do you think museums should return objects that were stolen, looted or taken with the threat of violence to their places of origin? Why or why not?

Consider a range of alternatives as proposed by curators and affected peoples.

Mr. McIntosh

Teacher - Humanities

In a typical year I teach a range of courses from elementary to high school. I am our school's Social Studies specialist, teaching high school social, as well as a member of the PE team.

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