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Commenting - Reflect and Connect

Keep track of other students' work and make connections.

Comment on any Youth Voices Discussion.

  • Use Comment Guides for your comment: General Discussion or Agree/Disagree.
  • To find a post related to your studies, choose any topic that you are interested in, then add a key word from one of these lists, depending on the class you are in or the kind of study you would like to do. For example (jobs and "Ancient China"):


American History

Global Studies

Search Youth Voices using
one or two of these key

  • economics
  • money
  • jobs
  • supply and demand
  • financial
  • marketing
  • advertising

or something similar.

Ask your teacher or a fellow
student for other keywords
the might take you to posts
about economics topics
on Youth Voices.

Search Youth Voices using
one or two of these key

  • Constitution
  • Civil War
  • Lincoln
  • slavery
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Emancipation

or something similar.

Ask your teacher or a student 
for other key words to get you
started in an exploration of 
American History.

Search Youth Voices using
one or two of these key words:

  • Ancient China
  • Ancient India
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Mesopotamia

Ask your teacher or another
student for other key words
the might help you find what
other youths are saying about
global studies topics on Youth



After you have completed your comment on Youth Voices, come back to this task on P2PU, and click the Post Comment button. Then add a link to your comment on Youth Voices. Do this before you click Yes, I'm done.

Remember to use the comment guides--General Discussion or Agree/Disagree--to your best advantage. A comment on Youth Voices should be five paragraphs long so that you can do the four "moves" listed below.

However, we also encourage students to break out of the overly structured "sentence starters" of these guides and create your own kinds of response.

But again, we do ask you to keep in mind the following guidelines:

  1. Speak directly to the student or teacher whose post you are responding to
  2. Quote from the post or describe specific details (of an image or video).
  3. Relate the work to your own experiences or to another text, image, video, or audio that this one reminds you of.
  4. Be encouraging and generous with your remarks. End on a positive note.