In the Social Studies lesson, the impacts of using intelligence and mind games on academic achievement and students' attitudes towards Social Studies lesson were examined for the teaching of the concepts in the 6th grade Effective Citizenship Learning Area. In the study, semi-experimental pattern with pre-test-post-test, experimental-control group was studied. In the research, teaching the concepts with intelligence and mind games prepared by the researchers was carried out with the experimental group. On the other hand, the control group was taught in line with the activities in the current curriculum. As a result of the t-test analysis of the pre-post-application scores of attitude in the control and experimental group, it was observed that there was a significant difference in favor of the post-test both in control group (t = -2.955, p <.05) and in experimental group (t = -4.109, p <.05). As a result of the research, a conclusion was reached in favor of the experimental group in terms of both academic achievement (t = -7.028, p <.05) and attitude towards the course (t = -2.411, p <.05). Intelligence and mind games can be used to teach the concepts of the Social Studies course. Mind games named "Tick Tack Concept" (Tik Tak Kavram Oyunu) and "Keep in your mind" (Aklında Tut) which were developed in this study can be used for concept teaching.
Intelligence and Mind Games, concept teaching, social studies