An important purpose of our government, as stated in the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution is to form a more perfect union. The president of the U.S. plays an important role in ensuring our government’s a
I am intrigued with your essay about online speech because you started with a strong hook and followed with a good thesis. Your essay was clear and easy to read with proper grammar. You also include your sources very well and explain them thoroughly. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is ” Essentially, schools limiting…[Read more]
For as long as technology has been around it’s been an online gateway for cyberbullying. Although, is it right for schools to get involved in what students post at home? No. Why should they? Freedom of press and
Your point was very clear and strong and you backed up your claim adequately. Your use of court cases really added to the validity of your essay, so good job. Also good use of the first amendment. The political cartoon example was a good idea but could’ve been omitted as it didn’t really add much to the essay. Also next time be sure to add concessions (opposing points) to strengthen your argument. Some grammar and spelling issues but all in all really impressive! I can tell that you’ve thought a lot about this issue and made a thought out stance.
I am impacted by your essay, “Family Violence Affects Youth” because you included actual statistics of people being affected. You inserted citations and a reference page which was very good. I also liked how you brought up the problem of kids not being focused in school. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Be…[Read more]
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.