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Secondary – September 22

Francisco Vásquez de Coronado died on this date in 1554 without ever finding any of the seven cities of gold for which he searched. Argue whether it’s better to have tried but failed to achieve an ambitious goal or to have set and achieved an insignificant goal.

Secondary – September 21

On this day in 1970, The New York Times premiered a new section called the Op-Ed Page, a section opposite the editorial page given over to columnists and illustrators to opine on the issues of the day. What’s your opinion about whether newspapers should express opinions or report only facts?

Secondary – September 20

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” –Upton Sinclair, born on this date in 1878. Write a story about a situation in which you’ve observed Sinclair is wrong.

Secondary – September 19

William Golding was born on this date in 1911. He said, “Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.” Describe the last dream you remember.

Secondary – September 18

Lance Armstrong was born this date in 1971. Describe your opinion about whether a person can be an inspirational leader if the reason he or she achieved that position is because he or she took a shortcut to get there.

Secondary – September 15

On this date in 1812, Russian soldiers and their leaders set Moscow on fire to deny the city to the invading French army under command of Napoleon Bonaparte. Argue the logic of destroying someone so someone else cannot have it.

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