Hey Thomas! I really enjoyed your article. I made me think more about the ideas of being an outcast and having to look at everything on the outside. I can’t imagine what it would feel like to live in a town that spreads such rumours and says very hateful things as you were saying in your essay. I did feel like you sort of just talked about the…[Read more]
American beliefs and values are what this country is built on and how we unite ourselves as a nation. Yet, everyone’s American values and beliefs differ so it is hard to define “what are our American values”. Whe
Naomi, this is really interesting. This quote, “Although this country was built on freedom, there are other key factors it was built on, such as racial inequality.” really stood out to me because many Americans often forget this fact. Your article was very well put together and the additive of source links was a great way to give yourself credibility. I would love to read more about modern solutions to these deep rooted problems in the American government.
This argument paper was amazing. The way you used your words and voice made it a very compelling read. As I was reading this I realized that we have very similar views on a lot of topics. I agree with your statement that having rights isn’t what makes you a American. There is so much corruption in this country and it is hard to…[Read more]
Hi Evelyn, I really enjoyed your article that you published. I know you wrote this awhile ago, but I thought I would comment on it since I enjoyed it so much. My family and I are strong believers in the D.A.C.A program and finding refuge for immigrants. Yet, sometimes I feel like I only know the general idea of what I am supporting and not all the…[Read more]
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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.
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