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Police Brutality

Cesar Perez Police Brutality Another bullet is fired another trigger is pulled another blood puddle tired another black stick is used Its just as desired tortured and beaten, but never be ruled its justice required I told you wounds deepen, don’t...

Are we the Parasites of Earth?

Didn't you ever wonder that earth is home for us?. Not only home for us but home for those who lived on these lands before, we have killed them off for our own good. The media acclaims that the destruction happening to earth is due to harmful...

Gentrification

Gentrification has been an big impact negatively and positively especially in west Oakland and east Oakland a lot of people had to move out of there homes because they are low-income families, you really don’t notice any changes but new stores and...

Archetypes in Media

"He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He likes to travel around with a mean old hound." If you are not familiar, this is a quote from "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" describing the devil. But was this a description...
Note to the reader: This post is part of a project made by me and another youth voices user, Benjamin. This is intended as part 4 of our series on the unrest in Syria. Part 1: http://youthvoices.net/discussion/stepping-help-syria-how-inhabitants-ar...

Arts and Entertainment

Personal creed project shirt

my creed

My Creed represents my heartwarming belief. Even though I am 16 years of age there's things that I Stand for like: God, My Family, for love, respect and justice.I value all of things because they all have influenced my life to become a...

Personal Creed

Six-Word Creed: Believe what is right for you. My most important value is that I don’t follow my family’s traditions. For example, I always refuse to go to the temple with my grandparents to pray or not respecting certain family members because...
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Revolutionary Archetype

If I were to say the word revolutionary, what comes to mind? Someone like George Washington, a war hero? Or a magnanimous leader? What about a musician? More specifically, a contemporary band called Pentatonix. Pentatonix is an A Cappella group who...
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Is the Hulk a hero or monster?

There are many controversies as to whether Hulk is a good or bad guy. Most people tend to lean toward the Hulk being a hero, and I definitely agree with them. The Hulk was born from exposure to an overwhelming amount of gamma radiation. The Hulk is...

Booktalk

Macbeth's Guilt

                                                                     Who...

Figurative language paragraph

In Down These Mean Streets, Piri Thomas uses the literary element personification to show how addicting heroin is. At one point in the book Piri is using heroin 7 times eeach day, but is relizing how the habit is slowly killing him. For example a...

Environment

The passages are saying that the ghetto is a place that put's you through hell and you got to do your all to get out of it before you fully mess up and have to stay. In the poem it say's, " The people kneeled, the people prayed, the people begged"....

The Mentor: Yoda

The Mentor: Yoda The great Jedi Master Yoda appears in the second(or fifth if you want to argue with semantics) episode of the Star Wars saga. Luke Skywalker has just landed on the planet Dagobah in search of the Jedi Master and will learn the ways...
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Archetype Blog Post

I chose Batman from many comic books, TV shows and movies for my archetype because Batman is a very interesting and cool dude. Batman is a superhero that puts an end to crime around the city of Gotham. Batman is a very well known hero around the...
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Connected Research

Autism

I've decided that during my Summer vacation I'm going to be studying autism more, Does anyone have any interesting things to share? I help at home with babysitting and one of the kids is autistic, It intrigues me watching him and how he interacts...
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What I learned about income inequality

Income inequality is having a small part of the population earning a lot and a huge part of the population earning so little bit of money. There is a huge gap between these two group of people. What causes income inequality? Income inequality is...
Income inequality is when income is given out in an uneven manner among a population. What causes income inequality is when a certain group is favored over another, therefore leaving one group to fend for themselves because they are not getting the...

Common Archetypes

While reading The Odyssey by Homer, I came across many common archetypes and central themes. Odysseus is the strong, brave hero while Penelope is his damsel in distress waiting for him to come home. Another modern day archetype is the nerdy smart...

Luke Skywalker and Odysseus

Luke Skywalker from Star Wars is an archetype of Odysseus from the Odyssey because they both are heroes that have a journey. An example would be when Luke Skywalker gets trapped in an ice cave and is hanging from the ceiling. He used his lightsaber...

español

Mi nombre

Mi nombre es William. Vino. de mi papa. Mi nombre me recuerda de mi papa. Mi nombre expresa gusta.

Cuentos de misterio

Una vez que yo fui con mi prima al cementerio estaba muy oscuro y me daba mucho miedo. Cuando estábamos caminando había un muerto que estaba vivo sentado en la tumba mirando con su ojos muy oscuro. Mi prima le daba mucho miedo porque el muerto...
Lei un articulo titulado “la metida de pata de la policía de Nueva york twitter.’’ LA idea central del artículo es que la policía quería fotos sonriente con los ciudadanos y le subieron foto de gente esposada. Mi opinion del artículo es que No me...

Pueden algun Diaz desaparecer los examenes

Lei un articulo titulado “Pueden algun dias desaparecer los exámenes.’’ La idea central del artículo es que vas cambia los exámenes pesadilla de mucho estudiantes. Mi opinion del artículo es que si que para mucho estudiantes es una pesadilla...

Pueden algun dia desaparecer los examenes?

Recientemente leí un artículo titulado “Puede algun dia desaparecer los exámenes?”Los exámenes son la pesadilla de muchos estudiantes. La idea central del artículo es que algún día desaparecen los exámenes. Mi reaccion al articulo fue bueno. Por...
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From the Middle (6-8)

Scary stories

Long ago, there was this kid named charlie. He was a normal kid like the others. He liked to play with his friends all time. One day, he came late to his house and his father alex who was always on the couch drunk got up and got in a fight with...

Back to the Seventh Grade: Mozart with Amnesia

  This is my project journal.   There are some errors in uploading my project. The chart in it does not have color, and for this reason, it is useless. I also cannot put a video in this body, but the link to the games are provided. My...

VSGE

My Group Project:   My Indivdual Project:   VSGE Overall Idea: The sprite attends the school VSGE--Virtual School of Global Education. The sprite starts off outside the school, and to get in, the player clicks the door. Once inside,...

TheSourPatchKids

Investigate: Overall Idea: The sprite attends the school VSGE--Virtual School of Global Education. The sprite starts off outside the school, and to get in, the player clicks the door. Once inside, there is a screen that says “Welcome to VSGE--the...

Devious Dungeon

Investigate   Rachael: I will be focusing on math. I will be making it anime-themed. It will be an RPG game. The player will be controlling a character, which will be from the anime called Black Butler. It would be about the character racing...

Gaming and New Media

Learing Edition: Super Mario Bros.

Game: Your goal will be to run the farthest but you also must answer question to advance. But the level of these questions will be a little harder. There will also be a little lesson before. Obstacles: The questions, the logs, and other things in...

The Minion of the Christmas Choir

Individual: -Rachel Choi- 5/27, 5:53 AM, Yesterday’s Reflection, Home I think the work I've done so far is good...I finished making my character and chose the background. However, I'm not really sure if I should remix another game because I have no...

Academic Adventures: Math Dash

INVESTIGATE The overall group product concept is where we make a group game where the player  chooses from four mini games, one made by each group member, and each of the four mini games requires knowledge of a different subject taught in...

Science and Unicorns

Investigate: Game Concept:  As a group, we are thinking about starting the game from one central location. From this location, you will then have access to all of the group members’ work. For example, Abdullah is doing Chemistry and Physics...

Super Mario: Learning Edition

INVESTIGATE RAUK Group Project: Platform Game Objective: To answer the questions and save MATHLANDIA Chrome: Beautiful characters, funny stuff Fun backgrounds, different character skins and cool power ups Obstacles: Have to get past Kang...

Letters to Decision Makers

Dear Future English Teacher

Dear Future English Teacher: I am proud to be showing you some of my work from the 2014 Youth Voices Summer Program. It that shows my ability to “Freewriting Badge.” After you look at my work, I hope you will see why I think it's important to me...
Dear teacher who gives me a research project in the future: I am proud to show you my work from the 2014 Youth Voices Summer Program. It shows my ability to receive the “Annotating Badge.” After looking at my work, I hope you see my good annotating...

Commenting Helps with Understanding

Dear Future History Teacher, I am delighted to be showing you some of my work from the 2014 Youth Voices Summer program. It is the “Courageous Commentator” that shows my skills. After you look at my profile you see that I have commented on many...

Letter to new Superintendent Wilson

Dear Superintendent Wilson, I think some issues you should address as you begins your time in Oakland is to create more lights around the school because a lot of pedestrians have accidents for the reason of not having enough lights and there is a...

Letter to Oakland's New Superintendent

Dear, Mr. Antwan Wilson, My name is Cristina Alvarez, and I am a 12th grader at Fremont High School. I am writing this letter to you to let you know the issues that I am having at my school and what you can do that will help to improve Oakland...

Our Space (K-5)

My Creed Project

I always believe that people need friends because friends can lead you to get close to this society, help you come of age and let you understand more about this world. Friendship is like a process that gets you through lots of different situations...

Conflict

Pri is a good kid but he is doing bad in school because hangs out with the bad kids who don't like school. Pii says, "School stunk. I hated school." Piri does not like school but only because of influences from this boys. This shows a man vs....

Mr Linden's Library

He had warned Lindsey about the book now it was too late, because Lindsey read the book but she fell asleep as she was reading the book,and the book vines were coming out and Lindsey didn't feel anything. Is that what Mr linden had warned...

Hurricane Stories

Given what people in New York and New Jersey are going through with Hurricane Sandy, I thought Youth Voices readers might like to see some writing by third graders in response to Hurricane Gustav a few years ago. Hurricane Gustav arrived, Labor Day...
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My Shell

Beautiful Like a glimmering lake in the sun it shines so very brightly. On the outside. On the inside, it feels smooth, silky. But it doesn't shine as brightly, it may be bright, on the outside, but on the inside, it seems faded.
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Our Stories and Poems

My Emotions " DROWNING"

Drowning A broken heart can be fixed, but let me drown in my own pain and tears, let me mend my wounds from lost battles before, bleeding from an empty space where my heart once belonged. Dark rooms filled with dark faces, grey shadows all around...

The rainbow factory

Now a rainbow's tale isn't quite as nice As the story we knew of sugar and spice But a rainbow's easy once you get to know it With the help of the magic of the Pegasus Device Let's delve deeper into rainbow philosophy Far beyond that of Cloudsdale...

Life

This is the time to inspire This is the time to think This is the time to work This is the time to be friends This is the time to accomplish This is the time to enjoy This is the time to love This is the time to care This is the time to dream...

The Light and Darkness

Looking for Father

Here is a found poem we wrote in response to "The Color of My Words" by Lynn Joseph:

Teachers Teaching Teachers

"How I got there" mission

A group of us were talking on TTT last night about student inquiry process, and Sheri Edwards suggested a "How I got there" mission that would help students track their iterative inquiry process. The idea is to log what paths their inquiry takes as...

Youth (and teacher) Voices - May 25, 2015

This is the second Youth Voices email newsletter. If you have anything you'd like to share with other YV teachers, email us! In the meantime, here are some items of interest: Dawn Reed's students are conducting some surveys and would love your...

Youth (and teacher) Voices - May 8, 2015

A group of us were talking on TTT on Wed. about Youth Voices and what we'd like to do together next year and how we might collaborate. One idea was to do a periodic newsletter (the first of which you are now reading!) to share ideas, request help,...

My students' research blogs

The students at Judge have been posting updates from their research process. If you get a chance have your students comment on their work.

Youth Voices Reflection

Learning about this site had been extremely helpful. After interacting with Youth Voices, I feel very confident that this will be a tool that my students will like to use to post their thoughts and opinions about specific topics. I really enjoyed...

Video Conversations

What's the "Real" message?

Movies are one of the best entertainment worldwide. There are many different types of movies that can teach you a lot, but sometimes movies don’t portray what is actually going on behind the scenes, in other words, movies don’t always give out the...

Baldwin's discussion of the N-word

In the video, Baldwin says that the N-word shouldn’t be used towards humans, and is not used in any other country in the world. The N-word was not invented by African Americans, it was invented by white people. The white people who created the N-...

Are African Americans Really "Niggers"?

This clip of James Baldwin talks about the word "Nigger" shows that he doesn't think that blacks are considered "nigger". He believes that people describe other based on fears, fears of themselves. They say things to help them not to be afraid of a...

James Baldwin

This film of James Baldwin shows that he believes that people describe others based on fears of themselves, they are describing themselves. He believes that what someone calls him like the word “nigga” is not him, it is whoever came up with the word...
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The "N" word

As I watched James Baldwin discuss "who is the nigger" it made me realize a lot of things. When we call other people the N word or just talk about people in general, it reveals you. Whether it's good or bad.