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Secondary – January 31

In Zane Gray’s best-known novel, Riders of the Purple Sage, he wrote, “At the end of the day faith is a funny thing.” He was born on this date in 1872 and started writing after studying dentistry on a baseball scholarship at Penn. Write your best definition of faith.

Secondary – January 30

“I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.” -US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, born on this date in 1882. Describe what you think is the biggest unfinished project remaining in the country’s making.

Secondary – January 29

“Man is what he believes.” -Anton Chekhov, born on this date in 1860. Argue that Chekhov is missing the point using examples from personal experience.

Secondary – January 28

“Because of the diverse conditions of humans, it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people, as appropriate and suitable to them, while the same acts are immoral for others, as inappropriate to them.” -Thomas Aquinas, who was born on this date in 1225. Explain to Mr. Aquinas why you think he’s wrong or right.

Secondary – January 27

Would you rather be remembered for your character, or for your accomplishments, and why one instead of the other?

Secondary – January 24

On this date in 1848, gold was discovered at John Sutter’s mill in California, launching the “Gold Rush” in 1849. Describe a discovery that would make you move a long way and what you’d do when you got there.

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