Adam, Great post! This is a very sad topic and it is absolutely a problem all around the world. Human trafficking is one of many issues in America that has been overlooked for a long time. I would like to see it come to an end as well as a vast majority of the country’s population. Your writing is good and you stayed on topic the entire time. I…[Read more]
Nolan, first of all, great post. I agree 100% that patriotism is an American value. Americans should be supportive to one another and we should treat other with respect. But not only that, we should also treat our military with respect. Chris Kyle was arguably one of the best soldiers in our nation’s history. I enjoyed reading his book American S…[Read more]
Opportunity. This is the word that makes someone an American. Americans are born with the opportunity to succeed in life no matter where they are born, what color their skin is, how much money their parents make,
Nick I enjoyed piece. I agree with you that with hard work anyone can be successful in today’s America. The question you ask the end of article “What do you think we as Americans can do to educate our youth to motivate them and give them the determination that Rameck, George, and Sam had growing up?” Is a great question, I don’t think that there is one simple answer, but rather lots of things we can do to help everyone grow as Americans. While hard work will allow anyone can be successful in today’s America, do you think that maybe not a bribe liked you wrote about in Russia or Italy, but money still gives those more well off an upper hand in achieving success in America? Overall, I really enjoyed your writing.
50 states are all united by the word American, but what does the word actually mean? The word American may actually mean something different to everyone depending on their values and beliefs. Politics plays a
Nick, I think you made a lot of great points. Something that makes America great is our diversity and what we can all bring to the table when we come from all different places and walks of life. I feel as though we as Americans take our freedom of press, speech, and assembly for granted. It is a really great thing to be able to say what is on your mind and for everyone to be entitled to their own opinion. It’s too bad that we as Americans have been separated by these opinions, especially with the election of the president causing people’s opinions to become more intense on both sides of the political spectrum. At the end of the day however, we should be grateful that we are allowed to have our own voices living in the land of the free.
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.