Oral history is one of the teaching methods that enable students to integrate with social life in the Social Studies lessons. The effective use of the oral history method in the Social Studies lessons contributes to the students' acquisition of various skills and values, to know the society they belong to, to be interested in history, and to the meaning of the Social Studies lessons. The main purpose of the research is to examine the articles about oral history in social studies in Türkiye in terms of various criteria. Document analysis, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in the research. In this context, 24 articles on oral history in Social Studies, which were made between 2013 and 2022, were examined in the research. The reviewed articles were accessed from TR Index, ERIC, EBSCOhost and Google Scholar databases. Descriptive analysis was used in the analysis of the data. In the research, it was revealed that the most articles were published in 2017 within the scope of oral history in Social Studies in Türkiye. However, since 2018, there has been a decrease in the number of articles on oral history in Social Studies over the years. The articles are mostly aimed at determining the perceptions, views and attitudes of the participants. In the articles in which oral history studies were applied, the subject of "life in the past" was determined the most. In addition, it was revealed that in about half of the articles in which oral history studies were applied, there were no criteria for determining the source person and most of the oral history studies were not evaluated. Based on the results of the research, it is recommended to diversify the subjects studied in oral history studies in Social Studies, to use different activities and to evaluate these studies.


Social studies, oral history, analysis, research trends.