In Audre Lorde’s essay called “The Transformation of Silence into Language”, she talks about how she feels about silence. Silence is something that won’t protect you and she talks about the different causes
Jamaica Kincaid’s essay “Reapers and Sowers” talks about a woman who is deciding which garden to talk about but it all changed when she came across a garden with a statue of John Caldwell Calhoun, this garden
This is a youth-powered social network 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.
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.