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Secondary – February 23

Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay on the flight that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, was born on this date in 1915. Describe a situation in which you were conflicted about the rightness of a thing you were told to do.

Secondary – February 22

Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, born on this date in 1892, once asked a friend to send good advice in a letter. “I promise not to follow it,” she said. What advice would you give a friend, and do you think s/he would follow it?

Secondary – February 21

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” The Communist Manifesto was first published on this date in 1848. Explain what you think Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels meant when they wrote this, and whether you...

Secondary – February 20

Ansel Adams was born on this date in 1902. Explain why you agree or disagree with his statement, “Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.”

Secondary – February 19

On this date in 1942, the US government began moving Japanese-Americans living on or near the Pacific coast to internment camps. They remained interned until the war ended and they were allowed to return to their homes in January 1945. Write one paragraph arguing this was a logical national defense position during World War II, and one paragraph disputing that...

Secondary – February 16

Sonny Bono was born on this date in 1935. Make the case that celebrity is a qualification or disqualification for public office.

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