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Secondary – November 21

The French author François-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, was born on this date in 1694. Explain what you think he meant when he said, “Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”

Primary – November 21

On this date in 1783, Jean de Rozier and the Marquis d’Arlandes made the first free-flight ascent in a balloon in Paris, France. What do you think the first people in history who were truly flying thought and felt about their experience?

Secondary – November 20

Nobel-prize winning novelist Nadine Gordimer was born on this date in 1923. She once said, “A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings.” What childhood fear still afflicts you, and how does that fear manifest itself internally and externally?

Primary – November 20

What makes you laugh the hardest?

Primary – November 17

August Ferdinand Möbius was born on this date in 1790. Describe what you think the world would look like without math.

Secondary – November 17

“When you grow up in a totally segregated society, where everybody around you believes that segregation is proper, you have a hard time. You can’t believe how much it’s a part of your thinking.” –Shelby Foote, born on this date in 1916. Describe a time you learned your thinking was confused because everyone surrounding you was thinking the same...

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