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Secondary – December 11

On this date in 1972, Apollo 17 landed on the moon. It was the sixth and last manned mission to the moon. Describe what happens to a place you visit but never return to.

Primary – December 11

Sir David Brewster, the Scottish scientist who invented the kaleidoscope, was born on this date in 1781. Write a story about a time you saw a common object from a different perspective and realized you could use it in a new and different way.

Primary – December 10

Mark Twain‘s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published on this date in 1884. Tell a story about a time you got in trouble that was totally worth it.

Secondary – December 10

William Faulkner accepted the Nobel Prize in Literature on this date in 1950, telling the audience, “I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail.” More than six decades later, explain whether he was correct.

Secondary – December 7

Willa Cather was born on this date in 1873. She wrote, “Isn’t it queer: there are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before; like the larks in this country, that have been singing the same five notes over for thousands of years.” Why do you agree or disagree with her...

Primary – December 7

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” ―Willa Cather, born on this date in 1873. Describe what you think is the difference between what you can learn best in calm and what you can learn best in a storm.

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