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Secondary – September 11

Erastus Beadle, who with his brother Irwin launched Beadle’s Dime Novels and delivered affordable mass publications for American readers, was born on this date in 1821. Write two paragraphs: One that argues reading pulp fiction is bad for people, and another that argues any kind of reading is good for people.

Secondary – September 10

“The more important the subject and the closer it cuts to the bone of our hopes and needs, the more we are likely to err in establishing a framework for analysis.” -Stephen Jay Gould, born on this date in 1941. Write a short essay about something you believe strongly and why you should doubt it more than you do.

Secondary – September 9

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -Leo Tolstoy, born on this date in 1828. Describe a change you could make in yourself that would make a change in the world.

Secondary – September 8

On this date in 1974, US President Gerald R. Ford granted President Richard M. Nixon a full pardon for offenses Nixon might have committed while in office. When it comes to crimes of pure politics, explain why you think it’s better to prosecute and punish for forgive and move on.

Secondary – September 4

Richard Wright was born on this date in 1908. Explain why you think an author should or should not censor his or her own stories if they reinforce a negative stereotype about that writer’s demographic group.

Secondary – September 3

The new USA and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris on this date in 1783, officially ending the American Revolutionary War. Describe what you most look forward to when you think about your independence.

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