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Primary – December 8

Mexican painter Diego Rivera was born on this date in 1886. Here is one of his most famous paintings. What does it make you think about?

Primary – December 7

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” ―Willa Cather, born on this date in 1873. Describe what you think is the difference between what you can learn best in calm and what you can learn best in a storm.

Primary – December 6

The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica — “The sum of human knowledge” — was published on this date in 1768. Describe the differences between searching for reference information in books and online.

Primary – December 5

Walt Disney was born on this date in 1901. He once said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” What dream would you like to pursue in your life?

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?

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