We decided to let our students spend one day in ancient Greece. To make it more relalike they all wore white robes or bed sheets. The idea of this activity was pretending they all were members of the Greek Senate. Students were divided into 8 groups, 5 persons each and each of these groups represented one political party. Each party, randomly, was given a statement they had to find arguments to support in the debate. The first party was going to introduce money prizes instead of honourable laurel wreaths. Next group defended status quo, the third was supposed to be conservative, the fourth was to play Cassandras and predict the controversy of  hyperbolic modern Olympic Games. Next, according to the lots drawn supported the proposal or justified its rejection. Finally, the last group proposed voting to summarize the meeting. Costumes made this usual panel discussion an inspiring and interesting activity. However, students found it difficult to present their arguments in English and if it has been conducted in their native languages it would have sound much more natural and fluent. 

Choir of Cassandras

Choir of Cassandras

Conservative party

Conservative party

Progressive wing

Progressive wing

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