Examining social studies performance assignments of 5(th) grade primary school students


1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration (WCLTA), Cairo, Egypt, 29 - 31 October 2010, vol.9 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.368
  • City: Cairo
  • Country: Egypt
  • Keywords: Primary education, Social Studies course, performance assignment
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Performance assignments require students to show their development of high-level skills associated with their daily lives. The purpose of this study is to examine the Social Studies performance assignments of 5(th) grade primary school students in terms of format, content, language, and expression. In light of the results of the study, it can be stated that from within the group of natural disasters, students preferred to study "earthquakes". They paid attention to format, page layout, and placing visual elements on their performance assignments. However, it was determined that all students made grammatical, and punctuation mistakes in their assignments.