After reading the book The Moon is Down and having profound debates on the comment, “What is an American?”, I have pondered the question. While everyone has different values a few common values have came up in my
The American values have a wide variety of meaning but do not have a, “dead on,” meaning, in my opinion. I will interpret for the audience my important American values to me. The core American values include equ
Thank you for your post. I agree with you that some important values include equality, freedom and diversity. We are seen as a country who has countless opportunities for any one who is luck enough to make it here. I spent some time looking up what some other American values may be and found this article. It is pretty interesting and might be helpful if you are trying to get more in depth with this topic. http://www1.cmc.edu/pages/faculty/alee/extra/American_values.html
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.