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Primary – April 23

“Listen to many, speak to a few.” Today is the accepted birthday of William Shakespeare in 1564. Explain your understanding of and opinion about this famous quote of his.

Secondary – April 23

“They stumble that run fast.” Today is the accepted birthday of William Shakespeare in 1564. Explain your understanding of and opinion about this famous quote of his.

Secondary – April 22

Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Ellen Glasgow, who shared stories of a new and changing post-Civil War US South, was born on this date in 1873. Write a story that will change someone’s mind about a place they don’t like.

Primary – April 22

Americans celebrated Earth Day for the first time on this date in 1970. Describe one thing you would change about the way people live on the earth and what the world would look like if the change occurred.

Primary – April 19

Yesterday was National Pet Owner’s Day. Explain why you think people should or should not own animals as pets.

Secondary – April 19

On this date in 1989, pro-democracy demonstrations began in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. After seven weeks, the Chinese military ended the protest with violence that killed somewhere between a few hundred and a few thousand demonstrators. Discuss where you think the line between demonstrations and disorder justify the use of force by public officials.

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