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Secondary – October 20

“The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wriggle and weasel out of one.” -Lewis Grizzard, born on this date in 1946. Decide whether you agree or disagree and then explain why.

Primary – October 20

If you could change one of your family’s rules, how and why would you change it?

Secondary – October 19

On this date in 1789, John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote, “Those who own the country ought to govern it.” Explain this principle in your own words.

Primary – October 19

Movie camera inventor Auguste Lumière was born on this date in 1862. He once said, “My invention can be exploited … as a scientific curiosity, but apart from that it has no commercial value whatsoever.” Explain who someone who is very smart can also be very wrong.

Secondary – October 16

“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.” -Eugene O’Neill, born on this date in 1888. Describe the lesson of life you think you are most likely to learn is not true after you graduate.

Primary – October 16

Noah Webster, for whom the famous dictionary is named, was born on this date in 1758. Explain why you think it’s more important to be grammatically correct or to be understood when you’re writing something.

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