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Primary – February 22

“It is better be alone than in bad company.” -George Washington, who was born on this date in 1732. Explain whether you agree or disagree with America’s first president.

Secondary – February 22

Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, born on this date in 1892, once asked a friend to send good advice in a letter. “I promise not to follow it,” she said. What advice would you give a friend, and do you think s/he would follow it?

Primary – February 21

The poet W.H. Auden was born on this date in 1907. He once wrote, “Learn from your dreams what you lack.” What does that mean to you?

Secondary – February 21

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” The Communist Manifesto was first published on this date in 1848. Explain what you think Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels meant when they wrote this, and whether you agree.

Secondary – February 20

Ansel Adams was born on this date in 1902. Explain why you agree or disagree with his statement, “Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.”

Primary – February 20

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” What do you think Ansel Adams, who was born on this date in 1902, meant when he said that?

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