Thank you for your post! I really enjoyed your This I Believe essay. I agree that you need to work hard and have dedication to accomplish any goal that you have. I liked your personal story and think it is a great example of hard work and dedication. I think your story is very relatable and makes your audience connect with you and feel what you…[Read more]
Thank you for your post! I really like your This I Believe essay. I agree that having self confidence is necessary for you to succeed. I think the personal story you told in your essay helps your audience connect with you and understand your opinion. I connected with your story because I also find in sports it is necessary for you believe…[Read more]
Thank you for your post. I enjoyed reading your essay and I feel the same way. I’m also a huge procrastinator and I find it very hard to start anything unless it has a official deadline. I also feel the stress you talked about in your essay. In my opinion the toll stress takes on a person is a ramification. Thank you for your post!
Sara, thank you for your amazing This I Believe essay. I like that you told a story about your grandpa serving and how he was not thanked for his service because I was heartbroken to hear that and it created a lot of emotion which gave me a desire to listen more. It’s unfortunate that many people take our freedom for granted but you understand that it was not given to us for free. Your family seems incredibly patriotic and I respect that a lot. Your closing is outstanding and I enjoyed listening to your This I Believe essay. Thank you for your post.
Hi Sara, my Grandpa served in Vietnam so I feel that both of our grandpas could relate to not being appreciated by their country. Your essay was well communicated and I think you should do audio essays more. I agree with Nick, your conclusion was great and I think many people will appreciate your post.
America is filled with all types of people, whites and non whites, who all have very different cultures because they were all once immigrants. Culture is “the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular s
I really enjoyed your article. Your article expressed a new view about American values that I wouldn’t have thought of. I agree with the idea that American culture values, beliefs, and creeds are constantly changing. I like the use of Sherman Alexie’s article as an example and I think it fits well in your essay. Thank you for your post.
America is based upon the want for freedom and opportunity. Our freedom allows us to be diverse and be able to have and experience many different cultures, beliefs, and values. American culture is the composition
I think the way you went about writing this was really interesting. I think a lot of the time people don’t really consider the United States to be one of immigrants, but it is. We are all kinds of mixed from all different areas of the world. Even just looking at classmates in my school everyone is so diverse but still from the United States. For example, my mother is from Chile in South America and my father was born in the U.S. my mom and her family were immigrants that moved here when she was little. I have a mix of chilean culture in my life along with the Spanish language that comes with it. Have you thought about how we could really describe American culture? Yes it is a mix of a whole bunch of other ones but it takes some parts from different countries so how could we really express what American culture is. https://www.internationalstudent.com/study_usa/way-of-life/american-culture/ I found this article that may be interesting to you to look at. It kind of lays out a lot of our culture.
I agree that Americans cherish their beliefs and values. I think you stated the main ones people tend to “fight for” or care more about. With the increase of culture in the United States, I feel as if there are more subjects that people have started to focus on. I don’t think the increase of these other subjects is a bad thing, it actually has made us more aware of others lives. I enjoy how you speak of culture and how everyone is different. I think in our day and age it is important that everyone accepts the people around them no matter what their background is. Specifically, in our day and age we embrace other cultures, but tend to have a hard time giving equal opportunities. Your essay mainly focuses on what America is based upon, but the ideas that came to my mind is what we do with our particular freedoms. The link below shows the different cultures we have in the US and their beliefs. https://www.livescience.com/28945-american-culture.html
This is a very interesting thing to be investigating. Most times when I think about these topics I just put them together, but the way that you separated them and went into detail about each one, and their different examples was smart and a good way of explaining them. This made me want to learn more about them myself. I found an article from USC, https://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/419/the-meaning-of-freedom/, which goes into what the definition of freedom is. I liked this one because it talks about the shifting definition of the word, especially throughout American history. Thank you for taking the time to research and share this topic. I hope to read more from you in the future.
This post brings up some interesting topics about American culture. I know that many people say that Americans don’t have a culture, but I thought that it was interesting to read about how you think that the American culture is a combination of other cultures. When you said “American culture is all culture combined” I agreed with you. When I think about the people I know it’s almost like each family has it’s own culture that is slightly different and that makes up the American culture.
I agree with you animals should not and cannot be used as entertainment. I never have understood the point of zoos, circuses, dog fights, cockfighting, etc. The animals that are in zoos and circuses are meant to be in the wild, not stared at through cages or watched doing tricks. The dogs or chickens in those fights are literally torn to…[Read more]
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