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Primary – June 4

On this date in 1896, Henry Ford drove a car he built for the first time. Describe what you think would make cars better than they are now.

Primary – June 3

On this date in 1888, the poem “Casey at the Bat” was published in the San Francisco Examiner. [youtube width=”250″ height=”202″][/youtube] Write a story describing how you felt when you let down someone who expected you to do something you couldn’t do.

Primary – June 2

On this date in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in London. Describe what you think are the differences between a royal leader like a queen or king and an elected leader like the president.

Primary – June 1

On this date in 1990, the South African government proposed a bill to eliminate apartheid, the law that prevented black and white citizens from using the same public services like buses and swimming pools. How would you explain to a visitor from another planet why this law was a bad idea?

Primary – May 29

On this date in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the top of Mount Everest. Since then, many other people have climbed Everest, and several have died trying to do so. Explain why you think people should be allowed to, or prohibited from, climbing Everest.

Primary – May 28

“When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.” -Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, born on this date in 1944. Describe a problem you’ve got and how you’d like to confront it.

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