Questionnaire for the students who attended the Greek Meeting

1. INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER CULTURES/NATIONALITIES.

  • Which was the best goal about participating in the meeting?
  • How did you feel when you met the students from the other countries?
  • Was it easy for you to start to talk with the other students?
  • Do you feel now that you have friends abroad?
  • Is Greece now a well-known country to you?
  • What about the other countries? Do you feel them closer than before?

 

2. WORKING WITH UNKNOWN PEOPLE.

  • Did you feel comfortable working with people from other countries? Why?
  • In your opinion, which are the best and the worst points of working with people from other countries?
  • When did you start to feel yourself comfortable with the international group?
  • How did you feel when you had to speak for the big audience?

 

3. WORKING IN ENGLISH ABOUT UNKNOWN TOPICS.

  • Could you easily follow the instructions, the speeches and the explanations in English?
  • Do you think that working in English is a hard task?
  • How do you feel about working in English about Art and History?
  • In your opinion, which was the really hard task: the not-well-known topic or talking about it in a foreign language?
  • Do you think that you are ready to have another working experience like this one again?

 

4. STUDENTS’ TASKS FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE OTHER STUDENTS.

  • How did you feel about your work after presented them to the big audience?
  • Now that you have come back, what do you think about the work you have developed for the meeting?
  • Do you think that your tasks could have been improved being helped by students from other Delegations?
  • Do you think that you could have contribute to the improvement of the tasks from other country?

 

5. EVALUATION OF THE ACTIVITIES DEVELOPED DURING THE GREEK MEETING.

  • Please, give a short opinion about the different activities that you did during the Greek Meeting. Tell us how we could improve the following meeting.

Essay on Art and History through a movie

Questions about plot of the film “The Monuments Men”:

  1. What was the aim of the Monuments Men? What was their motivation? Who/What inspired them?
  2. Who were they? What was their expertise?
  3. Which famous pieces of art and artists are named/shown in the film?
  4. In the film, we hear, “No piece of art is worth a man`s life”. Do you agree?

Also from the last scene:

– Will anybody after 30 years remember that somebody died for a piece of art?
– Yes!

Discuss.

  1. Can you give an alternative title to the movie in order to reveal the real meaning of these men`s actions?
  2. Would anybody do something similar nowadays risking their own lives to protect and retrieve works of art? Discuss.

 

Further questions:

  1. Imagine your country, its most famous archaeological sites, its most interesting museums and art galleries. What if all that, buildings, exhibits etc. was destroyed in war/natural disaster? How would you feel? How would cities, towns, the whole world map be different if something like that happened?
  2. Art and History. What’s their connection? Historic identity, cultural conscience and roots. How important are these notions?

 

History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books. Books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?”

― Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

  1. Based on the extract above, to what degree can the subject of History be considered “scientific”?  Which methods/tools could be used in search of objective and unbiased truth?
  2. Nowadays fake news or hoaxes are regarded as a serious problem that could be a threat to democracy itself. Can this unpleasant trend/phenomenon be faced/dealt with?