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Primary – May 26

John Churchill, who rose from a childhood as a page to become England’s most successful military leader and the 1st Duke of Marlborough, was born on this date in 1650. Explain why you agree or disagree that it is important to study historical examples of successful people.

Secondary – May 26

Sally Ride, the first American woman to visit outer space, was born on this date in 1951. Writing prompt: Explain whether these sorts of milestones are important to observe.

Secondary – May 25

“Children are all foreigners.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson, born this date in 1803. What do you think he meant when he wrote that?

Primary – May 25

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson, born this date in 1803. What does his advice mean to you?

Primary – May 24

The musician Bob Dylan was born on this date in 1941. He once said, “All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” Explain why you think you are who you will be, or if you’ll be someone else as you get older.

Secondary – May 24

“Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.” –Bob Dylan, born on this date in 1941. Explain why you agree or disagree with this idea.

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