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Secondary – April 15

“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” -Leonardo da Vinci, born on this date in 1452. Prove he was wrong or right using examples from your own life.

Secondary – April 12

On this date in 1981, the first US space shuttle flight was launched. The flight of Columbia came 20 years to the day after the USSR launched the first cosmonaut into space. Explain your opinion about whether exploring space with humans is important enough to take the risks and spend the money.

Secondary – April 11

Describe the kind of person you would like to call your best friend for the rest of your life. Then describe how you are different from that person.

Secondary – April 10

The Great Gatsby was published on this date in 1925. The story paid close attention to the characters’ visions of “the American dream.” Describe what the concept of the American dream means to you today.

Secondary – April 9

The US Civil War ended on this date in 1865 when Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Describe your opinions about an issue you consider so important that you would go to war against your own family if they were on the other side of that issue.

Secondary – April 8

Buddhists celebrate this date as the birth of the sage Siddhārtha Gautama in 563 BC. The Buddha instructed, “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” True or false? Defend your answer with examples from your life.

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