I am interested in your post about your cultural change because I took part of it and I can relate to your stoy
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Immigration can be very complex, improving our lives in some ways and losing parts of ourselves in the process” I think this is powerful because you lived it.. you are…[Read more]
Throughout history, Park Slope has experienced periods of highs and lows and we are going to study them by the voice of people that have been living here since the late 60’s until now. Change is what makes eve
An artifact is something created by human hands for our use and according its purpose is how much we value it. My culture is a mix between Spanish, African, and Taino culture, which creates a special distinction
This movie is about three aboriginal girls from Jigalong, an aboriginal community from Australia. These girls Molly, Daisy and Gracie were half-caste (white-aboriginal) and the white government that believes in
We had the privilege of finding this movie, and most do not know it existed as a teacher of AP Lit. An idea we had was to start building units on countries that did not exist, full of movies, films, etc and pass it on so educators would have an exciting portfolio of units that delved into diversity, introduce films many might not be aware of, and raise knowledge of films and issues individuals might not be aware of as well. This film was one we definitely included!
I remember every Christmas when my mom and I made empanadas. She cooked the stuffing and left in in the top part of the refrigerator out of our reach. I could stay the whole morning starting in the kitchen. For an
My name is Manuel Brito and I was born in the Dominican Republic. I am 18 years old. I had lived in the USA for 10 months. In school, my favorite subject is English Language Arts and when I am out of school, I
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.