Social Studies

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3rd, 4th, 5th

Intro to Ancient Civilizations Role Play

Engage students in a role play to help them understand the life and culture of ancient civilizations and relate it back to their current lives.

Student session transcript and emoji huts by a riverside.
Student session transcript and emoji huts by a riverside.
Student session transcript and emoji huts by a riverside.

Teaching goals

What if students could hear about life in ancient civilizations from people who lived during them? This teacher used AI to set up a role play for students to learn about ancient civilizations through realistic and natural conversations with AI personalities who lived back then.

Learning objective:

Students should understand when and where ancient civilizations developed, including timelines and geographical settings. Relate the content to the students’ current modern lifestyles.

National Geographic | Key Components of Civilization

Extra customization

The uploaded source is meant for 9th-12th grade students, so the teacher made sure to specify a 3rd-grade level when setting up the assignment so that the AI would speak at an appropriate language level and not default to the same level as the provided materials.

Screenshot of grade selector with 3rd grade highlighted and the tutor description, highlighting how the tutor will use simple langague suitable for 3rd graders.

Because this is an introduction activity, the teacher chose to turn off the AI grading. Students would still get feedback based on the rubric, there just won’t be a grade displayed to strive for.

Screenshot showing the auto-grading and showing grading rubric both turned off.

To make sure typing speed and ability wouldn’t interfere with the students’ use of Flint, the teacher also turned on text-to-speech and speech-to-text abilities.

Screenshot showing the input method of writing or speaking and output method of reading and listening selected.

Student experience

Rather than just reading about or listening to a lecture about the characteristics of ancient civilizations, students will be able to fully interact with this Flint tutor and ask questions, request clarifications, and explore new concepts. This tutor will also relate the key points to students’ current lives, helping them better understand the differences between ancient civilizations and the modern day.

Screenshot of example student submission where they compare ancient buildings to the library and city hall where the student lives.

Through the analytics in Flint, teachers will also get a sense of what topics are toughest for students to understand initially. They can then adapt their teaching plan to emphasize different aspects.

Tutor analytics covering what all student did well on and where they struggled, along with a suggested follow-up tutor.

Extra customization

The uploaded source is meant for 9th-12th grade students, so the teacher made sure to specify a 3rd-grade level when setting up the assignment so that the AI would speak at an appropriate language level and not default to the same level as the provided materials.

Screenshot of grade selector with 3rd grade highlighted and the tutor description, highlighting how the tutor will use simple langague suitable for 3rd graders.

Because this is an introduction activity, the teacher chose to turn off the AI grading. Students would still get feedback based on the rubric, there just won’t be a grade displayed to strive for.

Screenshot showing the auto-grading and showing grading rubric both turned off.

To make sure typing speed and ability wouldn’t interfere with the students’ use of Flint, the teacher also turned on text-to-speech and speech-to-text abilities.

Screenshot showing the input method of writing or speaking and output method of reading and listening selected.

Social Studies

|

3rd, 4th, 5th

Intro to Ancient Civilizations Role Play

Engage students in a role play to help them understand the life and culture of ancient civilizations and relate it back to their current lives.

Student session transcript and emoji huts by a riverside.

Teaching goals

What if students could hear about life in ancient civilizations from people who lived during them? This teacher used AI to set up a role play for students to learn about ancient civilizations through realistic and natural conversations with AI personalities who lived back then.

Learning objective:

Students should understand when and where ancient civilizations developed, including timelines and geographical settings. Relate the content to the students’ current modern lifestyles.

National Geographic | Key Components of Civilization

Extra customization

The uploaded source is meant for 9th-12th grade students, so the teacher made sure to specify a 3rd-grade level when setting up the assignment so that the AI would speak at an appropriate language level and not default to the same level as the provided materials.

Screenshot of grade selector with 3rd grade highlighted and the tutor description, highlighting how the tutor will use simple langague suitable for 3rd graders.

Because this is an introduction activity, the teacher chose to turn off the AI grading. Students would still get feedback based on the rubric, there just won’t be a grade displayed to strive for.

Screenshot showing the auto-grading and showing grading rubric both turned off.

To make sure typing speed and ability wouldn’t interfere with the students’ use of Flint, the teacher also turned on text-to-speech and speech-to-text abilities.

Screenshot showing the input method of writing or speaking and output method of reading and listening selected.

Student experience

Rather than just reading about or listening to a lecture about the characteristics of ancient civilizations, students will be able to fully interact with this Flint tutor and ask questions, request clarifications, and explore new concepts. This tutor will also relate the key points to students’ current lives, helping them better understand the differences between ancient civilizations and the modern day.

Screenshot of example student submission where they compare ancient buildings to the library and city hall where the student lives.

Through the analytics in Flint, teachers will also get a sense of what topics are toughest for students to understand initially. They can then adapt their teaching plan to emphasize different aspects.

Tutor analytics covering what all student did well on and where they struggled, along with a suggested follow-up tutor.

"Flint has been a game changer in the classroom - it is like having a personal tutor for each student, and a creative teaching partner all rolled into one.  Students can have conversations that prod their thinking and push their comprehension. They receive instant feedback on their work which is both encouraging and constructive, enabling them to make targeted improvements. And - they love it!"

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Sherry Pielsticker

6th grade humanities teacher at The York School

“Flint has really made my job a lot more fun. The kids love Flint, and are asking me to use it more! For students that struggled, Flint gently put them back on track. I could do that myself, but not at 9pm at night when students are reviewing for a quiz. Flint’s AI runs personalized review sessions for me, and I can follow up with a kid if they’re stuck.”

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William Heyler

History teacher at 'Iolani

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