I thought that you had a good article, and I agree that we as a society are making improvements in the way we live for the benefit of the environment. One question I had was what is causing lake erie to have a lack of oxygen for the fish? You also said that protests cause the government to intervene, but how does the government intervene?
The book Thoreau of Walden Pond is about the life of Henry Thoreau who was a poor boy from Concord Massachusetts and lived in the early to mid 1800s. He grew up in the small peaceful village of Concord and was
I am satisfied with your post because it opens up many individuals perspective about themselves. This post in a way inspires people that they can be much more than what they believe they can be. One things that stands out for me is: “the key to being anything you want is to be willing to do whatever it takes.” because this is still so relevant to our minds and this society. If any individual were to do anything in order to achieve what we want, we would eventually get to our success.
This was a cool article. I have never heard of the book Thoreau of Walden Pond. I did some research on it and it seemed to be an old book. My question is, do you think that the attitudes in the book have changed in todays context? Since the book is 150 years old, do you think that the lessons apply in todays context?
This was a really cool article. I had never heard of the story about Thoreau and how he moved to the Walden Pond. I think it is very interesting how he moved from his comfortable life in New York City to a solitary wood cabin on the pond, it makes me think about what his personality was like? Was he anti-scoial?
I found an article detailing his opinion on the book that I think you would really like! You should check it out if you have time.
This post brings up some interesting topics about American culture. I know that many people say that Americans don’t have a culture, but I thought that it was interesting to read about how you think that the American culture is a combination of other cultures. When you said “American culture is all culture combined” I agreed with you. When I…[Read more]
The American creed is about putting aside our differences to help each other and work together as a community . The problem is that lately people are only worried about themselves. In “The American Dream is not D
I do agree with your statement that people have become more self centered and are not welcoming newcomers. However I do believe that the newcomers can still reach their american dream. They can do this because their american dream is different from mine and yours.Their dream could be to simply get an education or start a family. So even if they don’t feel welcome they could still achieve those goals. Peoples dreams are all somewhat different but all of them should be respected and welcome.
Kyle, I agree with your statement that people should be more welcoming towards others and help create a stronger community. However, like AJ said, people do have different ideas of the term “The American Dream” and although they might not be respected the way they should be, it is still possible for them to achieve that dream. I also really like your point about how we should help others because you never know when or if you might end up needing their help.
Kyle, I think your opinion that the “American creed is about putting aside our differences to help each other and work together as a community” is interesting. I had never thought about that aspect of the American Creed before. Do you think the advent of technology and how everyone is connected with the rest of the world might be a cause of the lacking of community? For example, people might be more interested in their phones then helping their neighbor. Overall I enjoyed reading your piece and you opinions.
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.