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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.

Secondary – September 2

The Great Fire of London began in Thomas Farriner ‘s bakery on Pudding Lane on this date in 1666. It burned more than 13,000 houses and 85 churches before it ended four days later. Describe the one item you’d take from your house if it were threatened by fire.

Secondary – September 1

“The threat or fear of violence should not become an excuse or justification for restricting freedom of speech.” -Alan Dershowitz, born on this date in 1938. Think of an example that proves Dershowitz is wrong and use it to argue that he is right.

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