Time Capsule Application in Social Studies Course

Filiz Zayimoğlu Öztürk


In this study, an activity has been implemented towards “time, continuity and change” learning strand of the 5th grade social studies curriculum. The first level of the activity was done in November 2015 and the second level of the activity was done in December 2016. The activity was implemented at a secondary school in Ordu. This activity aimed to help students see the change and development of themselves and their friends in social fields, environment, country and world. Accordingly, using the material list that was prepared with the students, a time capsule was prepared, sealed and hid to re-open one year later. The time capsule helped students recognize physical changes in them through a hand print on a paper. Besides, the students understood that their social environment and taste of lives changed dramatically. They noted the changes in our country with the help of economy section of the newspapers.


social studies; time-contiunity-change learning strand; time capsule

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