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Secondary – June 10

“It is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things.” -Maurice Sendak, born on this date in 1928. Explain why you agree or disagree with Sendak at the same time you explain whether you think trying to control the uncontrollable through fantasy is a good idea. PS – this will be the last week of writing prompts for secondary teachers before summer...

Secondary – June 9

Think about the time a person made you the most angry you’ve ever been. Explain the reason for that person’s behavior in a way that would change your emotional reaction from anger to something more positive.

Secondary – June 8

Francis Crick, who with his colleagues James Watson and Maurice Wilkins discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, was born on this date in 1916. Using observations of your family and friends, explain whether genetics or the environment play a greater role in a person’s development.

Secondary – June 7

“It was enough just to sit there without words.” -Louise Erdrich, born on this date in 1954. Describe the last time you experienced this.

Secondary – June 6

“A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.” -Thomas Mann, born this date in 1875. Think of an example that proves this rule and explain it.

Secondary – June 3

“I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.” -Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis, who was born on this date in 1808. Explain your beliefs about the concept of a justifiable war.

Secondary – June 2

On this date in 1924, Congress granted full U.S. citizenship to American Indians. Describe a motivation politicians might have used to oppose this change.

Secondary – June 1

On this date in 1980, a new, all-news cable TV channel called the Cable News Network began broadcasting. Describe how you get most of your news today, and whether you think that process is a good one or could be improved.

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