I think that this post was really great. I can tell that you’re very passionate about certain issues, and it shows in your writing. There is a huge disparity between Native Americans and the rest of the American people. Here’s a link about some current Native Americans and their troubles working with the Federal Government and the people…[Read more]
I loved your article about cyberbullying. I’m glad that there dialogue being brought up about the topic, and it’s important to find more resources and solutions to this issue. Here’s a webpage that has more research about the federal laws and programs you mentioned:…[Read more]
Quite the interesting post, Mia! I enjoyed the way you intertwined common themes and topics of horror with everyday cultural and social views in America. That really went to show the depth that hesitation and phobias can incur when paired with the kind of fear that you would get from watching a drastically dramatic horror movie or something else…[Read more]
I really had never considered the ideas you presented in here with this article, Oakley, wonderfully written! Especially with the recent events of our judicial branch of government, I think it’s wise that we reevaluate the most debated on constitutional rights of citizens. Here’s one link that may further your interest in this topic:…[Read more]
I feel like that this kind of issue regarding the drinking age has become such an uninformed and polarized issue in modern day politics. You make valid points about the medical consequences of alcohol and how dangerous it can be, which are things that I had not even seriously considered. Here is some more info on the topic that could help…[Read more]
As the movement to legalize marijuana, both recreational and medical, grows nationally, a new stem has appeared in the fight to preserve what is now being called a constitutional rights issue. Article V of the
I wasn’t too sure about how to think about this article when I first clicked on it, but I’m glad I did. Bladimiro, you’ve really enlightened me here. I think that the whole idea of tracking your own personal thoughts was something that really resonated with me. Plus, the strategies you used to try and cope with the stress in your life. Try this…[Read more]
Very excellent points, Maggie! I think that you definitely nailed down the idea of how students are striving to become “straight A” students. The direct link to anxiety was a very convincing one, and it’s something that’s tangibly and visibly present in my own day-to-day life. It’s something that I struggle with, and many others do. That was…[Read more]
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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.