I really enjoyed reading your paper. I especially found it very appalling and interesting to read. It really liked how it gave me a new perspective on how we are handling immigration. I think it’s awful how people are treating immigrants who are just trying to get to safety in the USA and instead are being treated probably just as…[Read more]
In America throughout history, we address the idea of dreams, that build the country up from where it started to what it is today. Although our society continues to be built on dreams, they have been altered
I love your ideas here! I think most people in our generation view failure as this terrible thing. In reality, we can learn from it. Your ties to history with Disney really helped me understand your point here. I also love the work you did with tying this to what you’re reading! Good work!
Throughout history, Americans have changed and become different in their values and beliefs. Equality, as an example, started out differently then it is defined now. The American writers from the past had a
I really liked reading about your perspective on the American dream. I agree with you that money is a big deal in our society today, in many aspects. I especially found your evidence about Amazon not paying taxes last year crazy, since they made so much money. I also found it surprising that the people with the least amount of money…[Read more]
I really liked your post about happiness and only focusing on what you can control. I can relate to this in my own life because I constantly try to control more than is possible in my gymnastics and school, and it is very stressful. I find that when I focus on the things that I can’t control, I get more frustrated and want to give up. I…[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.