I am surprised by your post, “It’s Bed Time,” because I didn’t know that sleep deprivation could cause our everyday life and mindset. The fact that not getting enough sleep causes brain break/damage is very shocking to me and as a result lowering our concentration is also a moving fact.
One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is:…[Read more]
Values are the foundation of a society, they direct the society accordingly in a path with established boundaries, and regulations. Values differ depending on different cultures; Americans’ culture value i
I like how many directions this piece goes in. Your tie-ins to literature is a great way to try and help your reader understand your ideas. I like how you talked about history as well, as that always impacts a society and cultures. You have a lot of interesting ideas going on here. I would love to hear you elaborate on some of your points, like with your history piece. Good job!
Hi Cooper, I like the way you have used Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to show how one can have the opportunity to change their life, yet I think that it would be more concise if you went more in depth by using quotes from the book to show his earlier lifestyle. I find the last paragraph (the American Creed) very well developed, the…[Read more]
The U.S. has long been known as a country with a perfect constitution providing liberty, equality, and the pursuit of happiness for all. Americans have fought for freedom and equality for decades, yet such laws
The world is carved with people of different backgrounds; different social cultures, and different experiences has led some to believe what others have praised upon them. Therefore, it’s good to have the confidence of sharing our own opinion and the fact that there are many others with the same thought process about a common interest. I found t…[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.