THE STUDENTS GAIN THE FOLLOWINGS AT SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION COURSES IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL;
The students understand the significance of becoming a Turkish citizen who love their country and nation, know, and exercise their rights, fulfil their responsibilities, and have a national sense.
They understand the fundamental elements and processes creating the Turkish culture and history and gain due awareness to protect and develop the cultural heritage creating the national consciousness.
They understand the place and significance of Atatürk’s principles and reforms in the development of the political, social, cultural, and economic development of the Turkish Republic.
They realize the contribution of the Social Studies course to developing themselves as an active citizen of the Republic of Turkey.
They analyze the political, social, cultural, and economic interaction among the societies of different eras and places and by bearing the awareness that they are a part of humanity, they gain responsiveness towards the issues regarding the world and their country.
They understand the significance of cultural elements for people’s living together.
they know that the laws are binding for all and all the people and organizations are equal before the laws.
They recognize the existence and significance of the laws that regulate the social life.
They know that the solutions suggested for the problems must be based on the fundamental rights, responsibilities, and freedoms.
They can differentiate between the facts and opinions.
They do research by following the steps of the scientific research.
They possess the ability to use the information appropriately and in various forms (map, graph, table, sphere, diagram, timeline, etc.).
They understand the effects of inventions and technologic developments on social life.
They recognize the significance of the Turkish Armed Forces by relating today’s Turkish Armed Forces with the armies of the earliest Turkish states.
By looking at the concrete ruins, they realize the contributions of the ancient civilizations to the human history.
By using visual and written materials, they examine the birth and spread of Islam.
They know the natural assets, historical places, works, and objects in their close surroundings and in several parts of our country.
By learning about the characteristics of their environment and the world, they become aware of the interaction between the people and the natural environment.
The define the geographic position of the continents, oceans, and our country by using the location-related concepts.
They can read and interpret graphs.
By relating between the resources of our country and the economic activities, they assess their place and importance in the country’s economy.
SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
The practices used in the classes are intended to develop the skills of critical and creative thinking, communication, research, problem solving, the use of information technologies, entrepreneurship, using Turkish correctly and effectively, observation, perception of place, perception of the change and continuity with time and chronology, social involvement, and empathy.
The class activities balance the knowledge and skills, paves the way for interaction with the environment by considering the students’ experiences and individual differences.
By using active learning methods and strategies, class activities which enable the students display and develop their mental performances are carried out.
Individual and group activities, cooperative learning activities, learning through examples, transferring learning to new situations, and summarizing activities are included in the classes.
The students are encouraged to learn the scientific knowledge by exploring, doing-experiencing, and first-hand concrete experiences and examples with constructive and activity-based approaches.
The students learn and comprehend the subjects by feeling through creative drama activities.
The classroom learning is supported through the homework that require the students to produce ideas about meeting the needs of the society on several issues, to transfer, discuss, plan this idea to the other people, to come to a compromise with others and to take action.
MEASUREMENT-ASSESSMENT FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION
Each semester, 2 written exams are given.
The followings are taken into consideration in assessing the class performance throughout the year:
Attending the class prepared,
Submitting homework on time,
Active participation in the class,
Subject tests and unit-end quizzes.