Place of Observation Skill in 5. Grade Social Studies Textbooks


  • Hülya KARAÇALI TAZE Sinop University, Sinop, TURKEY


Social Studies, Skills, Textbooks, Observation


The aim of this study is to comparatively examine the status of observation skills in the questions contained in the 2007 and 2020 fifth grade social studies textbooks published after the 2005 and 2018 curriculums. The reason for choosing the fifth class as a class level is that observation skills were included at this class level in both 2005 and 2018 SSCEC as a direct skill. In this research, the document review method was used from qualitative research patterns. The data collection tools of the research constitute two different fifth-grade social studies textbooks, one published in 2007 and the other in 2020. These documents are available from schools and the EBA online education platform. The data was analyzed using descriptive analysis technique. As a result of the research, it was determined that twenty-three questions about observation skills were included in the 2007 edition of the social studies textbook and ten questions were included in the 2020 edition of the textbook. However, it has been concluded that the textbook that contains the highest level of questions is the 2020 edition textbook. Fifth - grade social studies textbooks may include questions about all levels of observation skills, even if they differ in quantity over many years.