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Secondary – December 11

On this date in 1972, Apollo 17 landed on the moon. It was the sixth and last manned mission to the moon. Describe what happens to a place you visit but never return to.

Secondary – December 10

William Faulkner accepted the Nobel Prize in Literature on this date in 1950, telling the audience, “I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail.” More than six decades later, explain whether he was correct.

Secondary – December 9

“They also serve who only stand and wait.” -John Milton, born on this date in 1608. True or false?

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 4

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.” -Rainer Maria Rilke, born this date in 1875. Explain why you agree or disagree with Rilke.

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