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Secondary – April 23

“They stumble that run fast.” Today is the accepted birthday of William Shakespeare in 1564. Explain your understanding of and opinion about this famous quote of his.

Secondary – April 22

Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Ellen Glasgow, who shared stories of a new and changing post-Civil War US South, was born on this date in 1873. Write a story that will change someone’s mind about a place they don’t like.

Secondary – April 19

On this date in 1989, pro-democracy demonstrations began in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. After seven weeks, the Chinese military ended the protest with violence that killed somewhere between a few hundred and a few thousand demonstrators. Discuss where you think the line between demonstrations and disorder justify the use of force by public officials.

Secondary – April 18

Bob Kaufman, the man who inspired San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen to invent the term “beatnik,” was born on this date in 1925. He said, “I want to be anonymous. My ambition is to be completely forgotten.” How would you explain such an ambition?

Secondary – April 17

Describe the last time you did something for the first time.

Secondary – April 16

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” -Charlie Chaplin, born this date in 1889. Describe the time you demonstrated the greatest bravery in your life.

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