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Winscombe Primary School

Balanced Argument w/c 09.11.20

Listen to this Radio version of Theseus & the Minotaur up to the end of section 1 only.

How do you feel about King Minos sending 14 innocent islanders every year to the Labyrinth to be attacked, and most likely eaten, by the Minotaur?

Why might he think this is acceptable? What reasons would he give?

Why would other Greeks think this plan was unfair and despicable?


YOUR TASK is to write a well structured balanced argument to put both sides of the debate forward. Can you remember the features of a balanced argument? What sort of language do we use? How do we phrase each point and contrasting point?


Have a look at some of these helpful hints below to help you.