Integration Doc: Flipgrid in High School (Ages 14-18) Social Studies 🌍

HighSchool SocialStudies

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 High School (Ages 14-18) Social Studies 🌍

In high school Social Studies, students explore power and responsibility distribution, rights of citizens, the role of incentives on an economy, and major global trends. Flipgrid provides a fun and social way to engage your students on any of your Social Studies lessons! Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Compare major global trends from different eras
⭐️ Compare the benefits and costs of different allocation methods
⭐️ Elaborate on how the choices people make have present and future consequences
⭐️ Explain how a shortage or surplus affects market price and demand
⭐️ Describe how citizens take part in civic life

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 are some high school Social Studies Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!

🚀 Disco Library: Economics/Citizenship

Economics in Real Life by Rachel Murat: A Topic where students explain economics in everyday life.

What Makes an Outstanding Citizen by Craig Rush: A Topic discussing the qualities of a good citizen.

Digital Citizenship with Skype by Jimrey Dapin: A Topic highlighting how to be a multicultural digital citizen.

🚀 Disco Library: Global and Contemporary Issues

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Kris Harrell: A Topic to accompany reading Guns, Gems, and Steel and discussing the origins of inequality.

Overpopulation Challenges by Patrisia Andrioti: A Topic for discussing opinions on challenges humanity faces due to overpopulation.

The Civil War in Syria by Nathan Gildart: A Topic discussing causes of the war and suggesting methods of resolution.

🚀 Disco Library: Civics/Government

Types of Government by Jessica Buckle: A Topic discussing which type of government is most effective for its citizens.

Gun Control by Jornea Erwin: A Topic for debating the sides of gun control.

Analyzing Civic Issues by Karen Bayer: A Topic for researching and analyzing credible sources.


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. 3C: Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Creative Communicator 6 - Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. 6C: Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.


Want even more!? 🤓

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💥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!

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There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid with your 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