A few of my favorite resources for teaching social studies

Examining the Evidence: Seven Strategies for Teaching with Primary Sources
by Hilary Mac Austin and Kathleen Thompson

Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms
by Sam Wineburg, Daisy Martin, Chauncey Monte-Sano
Companion website with TONS of great resources: https://sheg.stanford.edu/rlh

Eyewitness to the Past: Strategies for Teaching American History in Grades 5-12
by Joan Brodsky Schur

Reading, Thinking, and Writing About History: Teaching Argument Writing to Diverse Learners in the Common Core Classroom, Grades 6-12
by Chauncey Monte-Sano, Susan De La Paz, Mark Felton (2014)

Divided We Stand: Teaching About Conflict in U.S. History
Take the Journey: Teaching American History Through Place-Based Learning (2017)
by James A. Percoco

Bring Learning Alive! Methods to Transform Middle and High School Social Studies
Sign up for a free trial of TCI Social Studies curriculum materials and you an access this book for free. Or purchase here.

Place Based Education

The Promise of Place: Enriching Lives Through Place-Based Education
The source for everything place-based.

Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You
by David E. Kyvig and Myron A. Marty
Great resource for doing place-based history and education!


About the header image: Currier and Ives hand-colored lithograph of race between Peytona and Fashion, 1845.
Image from Library of Congress
For more information about the race see:
Off to the races in 1845″
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