REPRESENTATION OF THE CALENDAR OF NATURE IN THE TEACHING OF NATURE AND SOCIETY
Practically applied knowledge and development of skills that are useful in everyday life, but also in mastering materials from nature and society, is possible by using calendar of nature. Through the calendar of nature, students in a fun and interesting way critically and actively participate in learning about the world, or the environment and the nature that surrounds them. The basic characteristics and the applied nature calendar in the lower grades of primary school are the subject of processing and research in the paper. The goal of the research is to determine whether the nature calendar is applied in the younger grades of elementary school. The research was conducted on a sample of 58 respondents, where the respondents were primary school teachers in primary schools in Bijeljina. The obtained research results indicate an insufficiently applied calendar of nature in the lower primary school age, and we should certainly work on the frequency of the applied calendar of nature in the teaching of nature and society. More frequent use of nature calendars would lead to increased independence and creativity of children, and easier acquisition of knowledge about thematic units and teaching units that are planned for processing within the subject of nature and society that should work in the future within the process of building and developing society.