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8th Grade - The Human Spirit - From Roberta

By Roberta




The goal was to assess student understanding of human spirit vs. human nature. Students were required to respond to two questions raised on ! the slides created.


The theme for the year in our Social Studies class is the human spirit. After an initial discussion in the classroom, I wanted to see what individual students were thinking. I found pictures using google images that dealt with the concept. I used other examples in the VoiceThread Digital Library to instruct students in the use of VoiceThread. After doing so. I presented the assignment. Students were required to comment on two of the five slides created. A link was created to a Weebly website so students could easily access the VoiceThread.

Easy Parts

Creating the slides.


I used a Weebly site to have students access the VoiceThread and Google images for creation of slides.


It would be important to instruct students to plan for their comments before making them.