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Secondary – December 8

John Lennon was killed on this date in 1980 at age 40. With The Beatles, he had literally revolutionized popular music around the world. Describe something significant you would like to accomplish by the time you’re 40 years old.

Secondary – December 7

Willa Cather was born on this date in 1873. She wrote, “Isn’t it queer: there are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before; like the larks in this country, that have been singing the same five notes over for thousands of years.” Why do you agree or disagree with her statement?

Secondary – December 6

“Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.” -Khalil Gibran, born on this date in 1883. Describe what this idea means to you and how it affects, or doesn’t affect, you in your daily life.

Secondary – December 5

On this date in 1848, US President James Polk confirmed the discovery of gold in California, leading to the “gold rush” of 1848 and ’49. What do you think would cause a great number of people to rush to a new, largely unfamiliar, place to secure their fortune in today’s world?

Secondary – December 2

If you could make a 30-second statement to every person in the world simultaneously, what would you say?

Secondary – December 1

On this date in 1955, Rosa Parks  was arrested when she refused to give up her city bus seat to a white man. Describe the law or rule today do you think is so wrong or unfair that people should refuse to comply with it, and what might happen if they did.

Secondary – November 30

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” -Jonathan Swift, born on this date in 1667. Explain what this quote by the author of Gulliver’s Travels means to you.

Secondary – November 29

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” -Madeleine L’Engle, born on this date in 1918. As your 80-year-old self, explain what age you think you’ll most like to have been.

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