Author(s): Ceylan ├ľZBEK AYAZ, Havise G├ťLE├ç, Serdar ARCAG├ľK
The preschool period is a time when children are sensitive and curious about their environment. Children in this period begin to develop their ideas about events, places and environmental problems that develop in their environment. This sensitiveness of preschool children with an investigative personality structure is indeed an indication of their early geographic interest. Although the geography subjects are considered as abstract for the children in the preschool period, the children actually live a life intertwined with the geography. While children play in the sand, build roads and bridges for automobiles, living quarters for people, pour water into the pit that they open to make the lake, they actually use geography without realizing it. Through the activities structured in accordance with their level of development, many geography concepts can be acquired in children. Thus, preschool children will also acquire knowledge of geography that will become the basis for subsequent education.In preschool period, geography education focuses on location, direction, location, human-environment interaction, movement and regional theme. In this research, it was aimed to reveal the effectiveness of the training activities named "Let's Learn Our Geographical Regions" given to the students in the preschool age group of 5-6 years in relation to geography. The study was carried out in the spring semester of 2017-2018 with a group of 30 students aged 5-6 years who are studying at a private preschool education institution affiliated to the Provincial Directorate of Tekirda? Family and Social Policies in Suleymanpa?a district of Tekirda? province. A pre-test and post-test single-group experimental model was used in the study. The research data were gathered through the evaluation questions prepared as 20 power point presentations developed by the researchers in relation to the geographical regions. According to the findings, it was determined that the final test scores differed from the pre-test total scores when preschool students' responses to assessment questions for climate varieties in different regions, house types according to climate varieties, grown products and famous dishes made according to regions.