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Secondary – April 3

“Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.” -Washington Irving, born on this date in 1783. Explain what you think is the difference between a purpose and a wish.

Secondary – April 2

“If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” -Émile Zola, born this date in 1840. Explain what living out loud means to you.

Secondary – April 1

On this date in 1826, Samuel Morey was granted a patent for the internal combustion engine. About it, he wrote, “Is there not some reason to expect that the discovery will greatly change the commercial and personal intercourse of the country?” Describe the greatest change you think the internal combustion engine has caused in your country.

Secondary – March 31

Daylight saving time went into effect in the USA for the first time on this date in 1918. Defend your position on whether daylight saving time is a bad or good idea.

Secondary – March 30

“To do good work, one must eat well, be well housed, have one’s fling from time to time, smoke one’s pipe, and drink one’s coffee in peace.” -Vincent van Gogh, born this date in 1853. Describe what you need to do good work.

Secondary – March 27

Wilhelm Roentgen, who discovered X-rays, was born on this date in 1845. Assuming we’d never discovered X-rays, explain at least five different methods of getting the same information about the human body that X-rays provide.

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