Dear Ashleigh, I am Jihan responding to your ‘To leave or not to leave’ because I really enjoyed the read and have some of my own opinions as well. One thing that really stuck out to me was when you took what was inscribed on state of liberty and reworded it into something that relates to our current situation: “The American Dream now is ‘keep y…[Read more]
One concept that has been paved in American minds is the American Creed. The American Creed includes the ideas that lay the foundation for American culture, traditions, and beliefs. The main moniker we have been
Jihan, I really enjoyed how you talked about a difficult topic with the use of statistics instead of many different personal stories. While personal stories are always a great way to talk about a topic the use of statistics was a wonderful way to add detail and evidence to the Black Lives Matter movement. For next time try to remember to identify what the acronyms stand for. -Ashleigh Weiszbrod
Hi Baoyang! I really enjoyed reading this article because there were so many connections with this article to mine. My article also talked about the strive for freedom in America and why that leads to America becoming such a melting pot. I talked about cultural openness and more of a broader standpoint overall. I liked how your essay took on more…[Read more]
Hi Abhi! I really enjoyed really reading this article. From reading this post, it reminded me of what our country built its foundation on. Since you used mostly old documents I would also recommend looking at what not only our founding fathers looked on, but also the perspectives of other philosophers and their take on what Americans valued during…[Read more]
I believe in America. My friends and family believe in America. My entire school believes in America. But what do we believe in? What does it mean to be an American? Are there strict requirements to be an
This book seems like it’s definitely targeted for teens. Many teens in our current day and age are struggling much more with their mental health. It’s heartbreaking to see what kids in our society are doing to themselves and other. Death truly does affect other people and lead into a chain of grief and depression.
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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.