We began this unit by exploring what made up our individual voices (we are sons, daughters, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, male, female, student, teacher, etc.). Students examined the development of the author’s voice in the United States. We studied the voice of the common worker, the voice of the oppressed, the voice of the female, and more. The students were tasked with creating a piece that explored their own voice. The form they chose was up to the student, but the student then had to explain things like voice behind the piece.