Chesapeake students ‘Speak Up For Freedom’

How does a nation define freedom? How has that definition and to whom it is applied changed over time? What is the price of freedom and is it worth it?

These are the essential questions that guided inquiry in Chesapeake Academy’s Washington D.C. Field Study. This recent four-day trip explored the theme “Speak Up For Freedom” to guide students as they made connections throughout American history from independence to civil rights and current events. Trips to the Newseum, Smithsonian, Capitol and service time at the Capital Area Food Bank rounded out this exploration, reported head of school Julianne Duvall.

As a baseline, participants are expected to know what freedoms are in the U.S. Constitution and how those freedoms are protected, the steps in the process of redefining freedom for various groups, who protects or advances freedom, the role of the media in promoting or hindering efforts for freedom and how to determine media bias when it reports on issues related to freedom and rights…


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