IMPLEMENTATION OF 3D DESIGN-SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES IN SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING
It is known that during the teaching of social studies course, students' reading the relevant pages of the textbook at home before coming to class and teachers' lecturing on the topic during the lesson is not enough to achieve a good level of learning and reduces students' interest in and desire for the course. Reflecting on this situation, this study was planned to handle the subjects of history and geography, which contain a lot of abstract concepts and have intense content, in the social studies course. During the teaching of these subjects, the effect of 3D design-supported activities on the lesson and students was determined by taking the opinions of students and teachers. Secondary school students and teachers participated in the research. In the study, it was concluded that the 3D design-supported activities contributed to students, e.g. they were more interested in the lesson, they learned with fun, and the activities helped to reinforce the information they learned and to embody the past. In addition to these results, the theoretical knowledge gained during the course turned into 3D design objects. This encouraged students to use their creativity and imagination. Teachers concluded that 3D activities helped students understand and become interested in social studies topics, and improve their digital literacy. However, it was observed that some students had problems with technical details, had difficulty understanding how to use the tools and commands, and were distracted.