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Aug 1

Winnie is being compared in this simile to an unexpected present.

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Aug 1

Angus Tuck was delighted to see Winnie and felt that it was the finest thing in at least eighty years that had happened to his family because for the past those many years he hadn’t been around a growing child and hadn’t had any visitor come to their home nor did they have any friends. Also it was at least eighty years ago when the Tucks first realized that something was going wrong with their family after Jesse had a fall but didn’t get hurt at all.

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Aug 1

How were these goals done in ACD? What activities concretely shows this?

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Aug 1

Which phrase/statement in the mission is visibly done by ACD? Which one needs more unified effort to be done?

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Aug 1

Where are we headed? How can you contribute to the achievement of this vision?

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Jul 31

Students may be able to use your goals to push yourself and hope to achieve

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Jul 31

What’s getting in the way of the group that Janelle refers to here from making their students’ work easily accessible to the students in the Youth Voices/NowCoomment community? What resources art they looking for? I want to know more about what they have tried that has been successful and what would make Youth Voices and NowComment more useful to them. I feel like we have many of the resources that Janelle is looking for, and I wonder what she and her group find lacking. What else do they see a need for and can we build that together?

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Jul 30

I think that the poetry idea of the poem is describing what the Bronx really is. The poet keeps on stating things that he hears outside such as children playing, the ice cream truck and the school bells and laughter. This helps to show that the Bronx can be a nice place but the poet is also realistic and knows that it is not a utopia as shown by him saying that he can also hear sirens and the voices of children that may never come home. And while the Bronx is all of that he makes sure to use the word “above” before mentioning all those things he hears in the poem to show that above all that it is really the young men singing by the river that comes to mind when he thinks of the Bronx. Which I think represents that the Bronx is always heading for change but Im not sure.

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Jul 30

We have some of the answers to this question. To use Sam Ball’s “American Creed” as an example, we could do something like this for Vote by Design: https://www.lrng.org/american-creed/playlist/writing-our-future-american-creed
Staying with “American Creed” this is how we could build responses to the videos in the Vote by Design curriculum: https://nowcomment.com/documents/117013
And here’s how we can use Youth Voices to amplify youth writing and media and their conversations: https://www.youthvoices.live/category/civic-engagement/american-creed/
Here’s a prototype of what we could do on NowComment with one set of materials from Vote by Design: https://nowcomment.com/blogs/210887

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Jul 30

Great point Paul – how can we incorporate an understanding of the importance of being an informed voter for elected officials in general.

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Jul 30

Great point here – students will need to be familiar with safe and respectful ways to respond to each other. So this should come after some community building has already happened in the remote/in person classrooms.

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Jul 30

They could, however, think and write about their own ideas related to what it takes to lead a whole country, what leadership (positive or negative) have they experienced in their home country… etc. I appreciate that this curriculum, like the work of the Writing Project, asks students to enter from where they are and move towards the bigger ideas from that point.

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