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Primary – October 21

“The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.” -Ursula K. Le Guin, born on this date in 1929. Ask yourself a question you don’t want to answer.

Secondary – October 21

Swedish chemist, industrialist, inventor of dynamite, and founder of the Nobel Prize Alfred Nobel was born on this date in 1833. Explain whether perpetual good works can ever offset a single really bad act.

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 people.

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 truth.

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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