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Secondary – October 15

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” -Friedrich Nietzsche, born on this date in 1844. Describe an experience in your own life that proves Nietzsche’s assertion.

Secondary – October 14

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” -US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, born on this date in 1890. Explain why Ike is wrong or right.

Secondary – October 13

“How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.” -Arna Bontemps, born on this date in 1902. Explain whether it’s appropriate to do something for someone’s own good even if it’s against their will.

Secondary – October 12

On this date in 1945, Army medic Desmond Doss was presented the Medal of Honor, America’s highest military citation, for outstanding bravery even though he refused to fight as a conscientious objector in the war. Explain whether someone who doesn’t fight deserves the same recognition for bravery as someone who does.

Secondary – October 11

Elmore Leonard, born on this date in 1925,  wrote five novels and 30 short stories while working as an advertising copywriter by sitting at his desk and writing on a notebook hidden inside a drawer. Write what you’d prefer to be writing in your least favorite class.

Secondary – October 8

“Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation’s heart, the excision of its memory.” -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who earned the Nobel Prize in literature on this date in 1970. Describe what you think it would be like to live in a society in which stories were...

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