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Primary – November 17

August Ferdinand Möbius was born on this date in 1790. Describe what you think the world would look like without math.

Primary – November 16

W.C. Handy, who is considered the father of blues music, was born in Alabama on this date in 1873. He once said this: “Life is like a trumpet – if you don’t put anything into it, you don’t get anything out of it.” What do you think he meant when he said that? You can listen to a recording of W.C. Handy’s Memphis Blues by clicking on song the title.

Primary – November 13

Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote Treasure Island, was born on this date in 1850. Explain whether X ever really marks the spot.

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.

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.

Primary – November 10

Sesame Street premiered on this date in 1969. Describe the most interesting thing you learned from watching TV.

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