I thought your post on where American values come from was very intriguing and I agree with what you’re saying. Families play a very big role in who we are and what we believe in. In addition to family, I think friends also play an important role. According to M.Farouk Radwan, MSc., friends can impact our beliefs on things such as views…[Read more]
Corruption has plagued the United States, as well as other nations, for many years. The novel All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren, shows a lot about what happens “under the table” between politicians for t
Hi Jack, I really enjoyed reading your post. I agree that being united doesn’t necessarily mean that people will have the same culture. Instead, it means helping and supporting each other. I do think that it has been a struggle for America to maintain unity. Discrimination is still a problem today and has been for a long time. I hope that the…[Read more]
Freedom and equality are great pillars of the United States. We have always valued these pillars ever since the founding of this country, and we have kept them intact with documents, such as the U.S Constitution,
I really liked your post “Climate Change and the Ocean” because it outlined some key facts that are important. I believe that we need to do something about this because if we wait, it will be too late. I think that we shouldn’t ignore what the science is saying and take action. How do you think we can help stop global warming?
This is a youth-powered publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.