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Secondary – November 21

The French author Fran├žois-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, was born on this date in 1694. Explain what you think he meant when he said, “Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”

Secondary – November 20

Nobel-prize winning novelist Nadine Gordimer was born on this date in 1923. She once said, “A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings.” What childhood fear still afflicts you, and how does that fear manifest itself internally and externally?

Secondary – November 17

“When you grow up in a totally segregated society, where everybody around you believes that segregation is proper, you have a hard time. You can’t believe how much it’s a part of your thinking.” –Shelby Foote, born on this date in 1916. Describe a time you learned your thinking was confused because everyone surrounding you was thinking the same...

Secondary – November 16

On this date in 1907, Oklahoma was admitted to the United States. If you had to set a story in Oklahoma, what kind of story would it be – and what would happen?

Secondary – November 15

“There never was a war that was not inward.” –Marianne Moore, born on this date in 1887. What’s the most recent war you’ve had with yourself, and which side won?

Secondary – November 14

On this date in 1889, newspaper reporter Nellie Bly launched her own attempt to break Phileas Fogg’s fictional record of voyaging around the world in 80 days, described by Jules Verne. She succeeded, making the trip in 72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes, and 14 seconds. If you had been trying to break her record in 1890, how would you have planned your...

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