Every society has a cultural and social way of life. “Values” have an important place in this way of life. Values of a society may be culturally specific to that society or may include universal elements. Because value or values cover a very wide area such as philosophy and social sciences. Values are facts that an individual should learn at a very young age and transform into behavior. This situation refers to a process that starts in the family and continues at school. The family is one of the most important building blocks in the formation of the lifestyles and values of societies. However, in order for the values given in the family to be sustainable, school-age children should repeat these values at school. School-age children can take values as an example from their environment, as well as acquire these values with academic information and visuals in textbooks. Children can identify spiritually and perceptually by being influenced by the texts they read in the books and the visuals they see. Therefore, textbooks are not prepared like any other book. Therefore, while preparing textbooks, it is expected to consider the effect that the book may have on children. Visuals play an important role among the considerations. However, it is seen as a need to investigate the frequency of using values in the visuals in the current textbooks, the level of expressing the texts in the book visuals and whether the visuals are aesthetic in the context of artistic concerns. Therefore, in this research, the role of visuals in textbooks in transferring Turkish family values to future generations is emphasized. In this context, especially the visuals in the textbooks were examined and analyzed both in terms of expression and aesthetics. The research was limited to the 5th grade Turkish, Social Studies and Science books. The following conclusion was reached in the research, which was carried out using descriptive methods such as scanning model and work analysis technique: It was understood that some of the visuals in the books were insufficient to express the subject, and some of them were insufficient in terms of the aesthetic quality of the visuals. However, the visuals in the 5th Grade Turkish Textbook were found to be more adequate than the other books.
Keywords: Family, Turkish family values, visual, textbook, illustration