Christchurch ninth graders are immersed in ‘local place’ learning

Each fall and spring, Christchurch School students and faculty take grade-level Immersion Trips.

The three-day adventures integrate skills and content from all classes, reported communications associate Jennifer Homer. Students carefully document their experiences with notations, diagrams and reflections in their “passports.”

In the fall, ninth graders explore the local area and 11th graders investigate Tangier Island and Port Isobel. In spring, 10th graders explore the headwaters of the Rappahannock River watershed and seniors explore the Potomac River and Washington, DC.

The ninth graders recently visited several points of interest all within 15 miles of campus…