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Primary – June 6

The first drive-in movie movie theater opened on this date in 1933. Explain why you would rather watch a movie in your house, in a car, or in a theater.

Primary – June 5

Richard Scarry was born on this date in 1919. His most famous book asked, “What do people do all day?” Describe what you think you’ll do all day after you finish going to school.

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″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xWtysMlrcA[/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 31

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine — and shadows will fall behind you.” -Walt Whitman, who was born on this date in 1819. Explain what you think is false or true about this statement other than its physical accuracy.

Primary – May 30

On this date in 1972, the US launched the unmanned scientific probe Mariner 9 to Mars, where it became the first spacecraft to orbit a planet other than the Earth. Describe what you would like a mission to Mars to look for and find.

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