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hourglass Introduction - The Year You were Twelve activity
based on The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg

The story begins with the main character, Margaret Rose Kane, describing newsworthy events that occurred in the year she was twelve.

Make a similar description of the year you are/were twelve. (Do the year you were five, if you are not yet twelve.)
Use the Internet to find facts or events.

Identify -

* A famous woman and what she did to be famous

* A big or interesting weather event

* Who was the President and name one bill he signed into law.

* Name a national or international business and a significant event involving it.

* A big event in your town or school.

* A popular toy, gift or song.

* An action the government took that was not popular or that you believe was wrong.

It could be the local, state or federal government.


After you have completed the research select one category.

Survey your class - what percentage of the class had the same answer you had to that category?


What is the thing you will remember most about the year you were twelve?


"No one should be allowed to take away someone's history. No one." Alexander Rose


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posted May 2007 Cynthia J. O'Hora
In the spirit of Thomas Paine - released to public domain by Cynthia J. O'Hora May 27, 2007

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