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Secondary – May 26

Sally Ride, the first American woman to visit outer space, was born on this date in 1951. Writing prompt: Explain whether these sorts of milestones are important to observe.

Primary – May 26

John Churchill, who rose from a childhood as a page to become England’s most successful military leader and the 1st Duke of Marlborough, was born on this date in 1650. Explain why you agree or disagree that it is important to study historical examples of successful people.

Secondary – May 22

On this date in 1972, Richard Nixon became the first president to visit Moscow, the capital of the USA’s enemy during the generations-long Cold War. Explain your opinion about whether it’s a good idea or a bad idea for leaders of enemy nations to meet.

Primary – May 22

What question would you most like to ask the President of the United States? How do you think the President would answer?

Secondary – May 21

Yesterday was WH Auden’s birthday. He once said, “You owe it to all of us all get on with what you’re good at.” Explain what you plan to get good at in the next 12 months.

Primary – May 21

Yesterday was WH Auden’s birthday. He once said, “You owe it to all of us all get on with what you’re good at.” Explain how to do something you’re good at.

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