What does it mean to be an American? Americans live in America, but there is something deeper than just location, something that binds all Americans together regardless of their race, gender, birth country, or
Hi Konrad! I love this post because it’s something that I find very intriguing about the United States. We have so many core values that our nation was built on that still prevail today. I love how you explained self-determination, religious freedom, and equal opportunity, because these are all aspects we see in our daily life. However, I’d be very interested to hear your thoughts on the article linked below that explains how the digital economy has destroyed American values. I think it’s an interesting topic, the changing nature of our values with the changing technology and ideals of today’s society. Do you think that our values are exactly what they’ve always been? I would love to hear what you think.
Audrey, this is a particularly engaging topic considering the position myself and many of my friends are in with regards to paying for college. I like the comparison with Australia because it points out the similarities between the two countries and how we can use them as an example. I would be curious to know if you think that there’s potential for their system to fail in the United States, simply because we are different societies. I found this article listed below that describes how the student loan crisis is weighing on our economy. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Great work! https://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/2014/06/17/the-digital-economy-is-destroying-american-values
To be an American is to accept all Americans. America is “…The home of the free…” (You’re A Grand Old Flag) Our country was founded by immigrants. They were fleeing an oppressive government. People on the Mayfl
I think your article is very interesting. Would just having school uniforms be better? Or do you think there should be no restrictions on dress? I think that it is ridiculous that these people were “distracted”. They should work on their own self control instead of trying to fix their problem by changing others.
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.