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Creating Almanacs with a Twist

After studying Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” Upper School students in Ms. Tyndall’s American Literature class created an almanac of their own but with a little twist. Students had to make an almanac for 2020, capturing the full weight of a unique year. The class was divided into four groups and asked to relay events in their assigned quarters. With the months remaining in the year, they based their predictions on the events that have already taken place. Students chose categories to highlight as a class, including health, entertainment, sports, humor, and politics. The final presentations included details on the history of the almanac and an explanation of its relevance today.

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