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Primary – November 12

One of America’s earliest activists for equality between men and women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was born on this date in 1815. Explain why you think people used to believe that boys and girls couldn’t do the same thing.

Secondary – November 12

On this date in 1892, the first professional football game took place between the Allegheny Athletic Association and the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. Explain your opinion about the role of professional sports in our culture.

Secondary – November 11

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of this 11th month in the year 1918, an armistice treaty ended the war to end all wars. Explain why countries and people kept fighting after that.

Primary – November 11

On this date in 1921, US President Warren G. Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Explain why it’s important to remember people you might not know.

Secondary – November 8

“It was a dark and stormy night.” Write the worst opening line to a story that you can imagine.

Primary – November 8

On this date in 1895, Wilhelm Rontgen was the first person to observe X-rays. If you could see through anything, what would you look at first and what would you get from the experience?

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