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Secondary – June 6

“A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.” -Thomas Mann, born this date in 1875. Think of an example that proves this rule and explain it.

Primary – June 6

The first drive-in movie movie theater opened on this date in 1933. Explain why you would rather watch a movie in your house, in a car, or in a theater.

Secondary – June 5

“Everybody is wrong about everything, just about all the time.” -Chuck Klosterman, born this date in 1972. Argue that Mr. Klosterman proves his point by being wrong.

Primary – June 5

Richard Scarry was born on this date in 1919. His most famous book asked, “What do people do all day?” Describe what you think you’ll do all day after you finish going to school.

Secondary – June 4

On this date in 1989, in what became known as the June 4th Incident, hundreds of Chinese students were killed and thousands wounded as military troops massacred demonstrators from Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Describe the importance of a principle about which you feel strongly enough to confront military force.

Primary – June 4

On this date in 1896, Henry Ford drove a car he built for the first time. Describe what you think would make cars better than they are now.

Secondary – June 3

“I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.” -Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis, who was born on this date in 1808. Explain your beliefs about the concept of a justifiable war.

Primary – June 3

On this date in 1888, the poem “Casey at the Bat” was published in the San Francisco Examiner. [youtube width=”250″ height=”202″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xWtysMlrcA[/youtube] Write a story describing how you felt when you let down someone who expected you to do something you couldn’t do.

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