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Secondary – October 19

On this date in 1789, John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote, “Those who own the country ought to govern it.” Explain this principle in your own words.

Primary – October 19

Movie camera inventor Auguste Lumière was born on this date in 1862. He once said, “My invention can be exploited … as a scientific curiosity, but apart from that it has no commercial value whatsoever.” Explain who someone who is very smart can also be very wrong.

Secondary – October 18

On this date in 1767, astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon completed a five-year process of plotting the line named for them that forms parts of the borders of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Explain why boundaries are so important to...

Primary – October 18

On this date in 1851, Herman Melville published Moby-Dick. Think about something who is so important that you would travel around the world for years to get it. Then explain why it’s so important to you.

Secondary – October 17

“A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man.” –Arthur Miller, born on this date in 1915, in Death of a Salesman. Describe two examples you’ve seen or experienced in your life that demonstrates this...

Primary – October 17

“Let all the time you can get be spent in trying to learn to read.” –Jupiter Hammon, the first published African-American writer in the United States, who was born into slavery on this date in 1711. Describe the most important difference between someone who can’t read and someone who can.

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