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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 – December 1

Marie Tussaud was born on this date in 1761. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of learning about real life from a model.

Primary – November 30

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on this day in 1835. He is better known by his pen name: Mark Twain. Write about what you think he meant when he said, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

Primary – November 29

In 1877, Thomas Edison first demonstrated recording by phonograph by reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” If you were going to make the first recording in history, what would you choose to say or sing, and why?

Primary – November 28

The English poet William Blake was born on this day in 1757. He once said, “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” Explain why you agree or disagree with what Blake says.

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?

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