True Tales From The Classroom: What Is Freedom? Part II
Several weeks ago, (the first week of school) I asked my seventh grade history students to respond to the following question written on the chalkboard:
What is Freedom?
Yesterday, (see post) I selected 10 answers from students that definitely needed to be re-taught some of the basic tenants of American patriotism.
Today, I present what I think are the 10 best responses: (verbatim)
- Freedom is not to be anybody's slave, and to do what you want.
- Freedom is when you have your own rights and can do almost anything you want.
- I think freedom is that you could do whichever you want. But not do things against the law.
- Freedom is when everyone has their own rights.
- Freedom is where you can go where you want and do what you want as long as it is right.
- When you have the right to vote and do what you want.
- Freedom can be earned and it can be taken away.
- The privilege of making our own decisions.
- It is the right to do what you want or be what you want without someone telling you.
- When you could do what you want as long as it is legal.
Out of the mouths of babes........