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Primary – August 19

The person who came up with the idea for the TV show Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry, was born on this date in 1921. Explain why you think some people prefer stories about made-up worlds instead of our own world.

Secondary – August 19

Pioneering television inventor Philo T. Farnsworth was born on this date in 1906. Decide whether you think TV should have been invented, and then explain why you’re wrong.

Primary – June 14

Today is Flag Day. Explain in your own words why you think people sing the Star-spangled Banner before sports events. PromptInspiration.com begins its summer holiday after this post. Daily writing prompts for teachers who use writing in their instruction will return on 15 August 2019.

Secondary – June 14

In the USA, today is Flag Day. Think about whether you oppose a constitutional amendment to ban burning the American flag as an act of protest. Write the argument against your opinion.   PromptInspiration.com begins its summer holiday after this post. Daily writing prompts for teachers and professors who use writing in their instruction will return on 15 August 2019.

Secondary – June 13

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” -William Butler Yeats, born on this date in 1865. Explain your opinion about the cause-and-effect paradox Yeats describes.

Primary – June 13

If you could make a 30-second statement to every person in the world simultaneously, what would you say?

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