Your article was very interesting, and I enjoyed learning more about the background of people in New York. I go to Buffalo to visit family, and this made me reflect on the people that I interact with there.
Hearing your Mom’s story about coming to NYC was very moving. Coming to a new country and giving up your old life to help y…[Read more]
The promise of housing for all is one of the essential values we hold as Americans. In Evicted, by Matthew Desmond, this is explored through vignettes about the lives of private market renters in Milwaukee,
I really liked how you broke down the actual intent behind many of the acts and laws that tried to stop immigration. Many of these acts (like the Chinese Exclusion Act) are talked about in our history classes, but we don’t always go over their effects and impacts on the average American. I think many of these immigration…[Read more]
When the constitution was written, our Founding Fathers knew nothing of the change that was going to be brought by the next couple hundred years. America grew into a nation that was one of the first to protect
I found this article very interesting. I already knew about TOR and other similar browsers, but wasn’t sure about how they worked or their intricacies. I thought it was cool how the TOR browser is built onto Firefox– I didn’t know that. I also found it interesting how you said not to use browser plugins or open downloads while TOR is…[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.