This Fall I am teaching a new course entitled “Teaching History.” (HIST 390). It is designed for history majors pursuing teacher certification and anyone who wants to learn effective strategies for teaching the past. 18 students have signed-up so far (the course is capped at 20). About half of them want to be teachers and the other half want to pursue museum work or some other form of public history. I am still working on the course, but I recently finalized my booklist:
Sam Wineburg, Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts (of course).
Gary Nash, et. al, History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past.
Bruce VanSledright, The Challenge of Rethinking History Education: On Practices, Theories, and Policy.
James Percoco, A Passion for the Past: Creative Teaching of U.S. History.
There are still two seats left!