Each learning activity will be a little different. Some assignments will ask you to imagine a situation and then respond to it. Others will require you to analyze a specific work of art for its cultural meaning. You should approach these learning activities as short, one-page assignments with a firm 250–300 word limit. It is recommended that you read over the learning activity before you begin the module/week. In this way, you can be formulating a strategy for the assignment as you proceed through the material.
Each learning activity should be well-structured, carefully edited and revised, and should demonstrate knowledge and application of the concepts studied in the readings for that module/week. (Your instructor may also provide additional guidelines for you to follow in specific modules/weeks.)
Each learning activity is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the module/week assigned, except Learning Activity 8
The “Elgin Marbles” are Ancient Greek art from The Parthenon in Greece, named this after Lord Elgin. The ancient art was acquired by Britain, initially through Lord Elgin’s removal from the Parthenon during his time as an Ottoman ambassador in Athens, Greece. He somehow convinced the Ottoman emperor to allow him to take the ancient art, beginning in 1805. The British government purchased the ancient artifacts from Lord Elgin and placed them in the British Museum, where they have remained since 1816. Currently, Greece’s government argues that the artifacts should be returned. Britain states that it is a bad idea due to the irreversible damage that