Integration Doc: Flipgrid in Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-10) Social Studies 🌍

3-5 Social Studies

What is Flipgrid? 💭

Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families around the world. Flipgrid promotes fun and social learning by giving every student an equal and amplified voice on the Topics you define!


Flipgrid Basics 💻📱🖥

When you set up your account, you’ll first create a Grid for your learning community. Grids are the canvas you will use to post discussion Topics, to which your students will post short video Responses. That’s how they share their voice! Students can then view and Reply to each other’s Responses, infusing your class with a dose of social and emotional learning! Flipgrid is available on the web or via our Windows 10, iOS, or Android apps.

If you’re just getting started, we recommend checking out the Flipgrid Educator Innovation Station. It’s filled with everything you need to become a Flipgrid pro!


Flipgrid in Grades 3 - 5 Social Studies ✈🌍

One of the major goals in Social Studies classes is to help students communicate effectively. Unfortunately, many educators have trouble finding ways to incorporate this types of instruction into their lessons. Flipgrid is designed to do just that — give students a fun and creative avenue to develop voice and provide educators with a simple way to integrate it in their classroom. Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Demonstrate knowledge of state history
⭐️ Discover world cultures
⭐️ Explain living and working together as communities and families
⭐️ Research the beginning of human society
⭐️ Discuss early civilizations
⭐️ Explain historical figures’ impact

Once you’re ready to create your first discussion Topic, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Disco Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of Grades 3 - 5 Social Studies Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!

🚀 Disco Library: 3rd Grade

What is Freedom? by Bekah Dhaene: A Topic where students explain what freedom means to them.

Countries Around the World by Jane Hudson: A Topic where students share interesting facts they’ve learned about a different country.

Healthy Communities by Amanda Doll: A Topic where students describe what they see in the picture as it may relate to being a part of a healthy community.

🚀 Disco Library: 4th Grade

Thank a Veteran by Kristin Merrill: A Topic allowing students to thank a veteran and explain how their service will help them to be the best versions of themselves.

Have you Immigrated Before? by Matt McDonnell: A Topic where students can share their experiences with immigration.

Bill of Rights by Mandy Mayes: A Topic where students discuss rights and decide which is most important to them.

🚀 Disco Library: 5th Grade

Civil War by Matthew McGown: A Topic for activating prior knowledge about the US Civil War and underground railroad.

Native American Stories by Gail Ramirez: A Topic allowing students to share what they’ve learned about histories, cultures, and contributions of different tribes.

European Settlements by Kirstie Thiessen: A Topic where students summarize how European countries began to build settlements in the lands they claimed.


Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

Knowledge Constructor 3 - Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others. 3D: Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

Global Collaborator 7 - Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally. 7A: Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.


Want even more!? 🤓

💥Connect your students with their peers around the world through #GridPals!

💥Join the #FlipgridFever educator community on Twitter and Facebook! Follow educators like Kristin Merrill, Adrienne Hunter, Kelsey Parrasch, and Bill Farrauto for tons of mic-drop Flipgrid ideas.

💥While you’re at it, say hi to Flipgrid Education Innovation Leads Jornea Erwin, Jess Boyce, and Ann Kozma. Jornea, Jess, and Ann are always here to support you!

💥Bookmark our monthly newsletter for the latest happenings and check out our Educator Innovation Station for classroom integration ideas.

💥Explore the Help Center for answers to most common questions.

💥Become a Level One Flipgrid Certified Educator.

There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid with younger learners. Dive in and help your students define their voice, share their voice, and respect the diverse voice of their peers. We are here to support you as you engage and amplify!

💚 Team Flipgrid in Minneapolis, MN