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Primary – December 3

On this date in 1833, Oberlin College opened in Ohio with a class that included both men and women, making it the USA’s first co-educational college. Describe how you think your classroom would be different if there were no students of the opposite gender.

Primary – December 2

On this date in 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte declared himself emperor of France. Explain why you think political leaders should be able to declare themselves leaders, or should let someone else do it.

Primary – November 27

“The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.” -Bill Nye, the Science Guy, born on this date in 1955. What is the funniest thing about the world you’ve ever learned, and what about it made you laugh?

Primary – November 26

According to Peanuts creator Charles Schulz — born on this date in 1922 — “No problem is too big to run away from.” What problem would you rather run away from than solve, and what would happen if you didn’t run away?

Primary – November 25

“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.” -Andrew Carnegie, who was born on this date in 1835. Explain what you think he meant when he said that.

Primary – November 22

Born on this date in 1898, Wiley Hardeman Post was the first pilot to fly around the world by himself. He did that in 1933. If you could be the first person to do something – something new, or something that’s already been done – what would you choose, and why?

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