Today in our current event, we learned about fires in Greece that are threatening Ancient Ruins in Olympia. The government of Greece is rewarding up to a million euros ($ 1.36 million) to find the person that started the fire because of the fires almost burning down ancient artifacts where the first Olympics were held.
In class we talked about if we should care about the fire burning down parts of Greece. I think that we should care because it is burning down a historical landmark and it’s a part of history. But also we said that we shouldn’t care that much because it isn’t in our country. Then we talked about how the EU (European union) takes a part in the fire because Greece is a part of the EU. Fire fighters form 12 countries in the EU are helping to put out the fires in Greece.
The fires have killed over 57 people and the death toll will likely rise after the fire sweeps through another village. Some people have started using garden hoses and buckets of water to save their home from the fire and also to help put out the smaller parts of the fire. Villagers also have gotten so desperate they have started whacking deliberately at smaller fires with branches off bushes and trees.
Do you care about the fires in Greece that are burning down Historical landmarks??? Why or Why not???
Here’s what we think:
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Pebbles, Lemonball the Gerbil and Billy Burrito
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