Resources for History-Social Studies Teachers

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These links offer you many resources and professional development opportunities.

Office of Education Resources

Professional Organizations

Local Resources

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Print Resources for Teaching History-Social Studies

Building Literacy in Social Studies, Donna Ogle, Ron Klemp, Bill McBride
College, Career & Civic Life C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History, NCSS
Doing History: Investigating with Children in Elementary and Middle Schools, Linda Levstik, Keith Barton
Essentials of Elementary Social Studies, Thomas N. Turner
Eyewitness to the Past: Strategies for Teaching American History in Grades 5-12, Joan Brodsky Schur
Historical Empathy and Perspective Taking in the Social Studies, Davis, Yaeger, and Foster
Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past, Sam Wineburg
History Blueprint: The Civil War, California History-Social Science Project – UC Davis
In Search of America’s Past, Bruce Van Sledright
Knowing Teaching and Learning History: National and International Perspectives, Peter Stearns, Peter Seixas, Sam Wineburg
Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms, Sam Wineburg, Daisy Martin and Chauncey Monte-Sano
Selected Case Studies in American History Volume 1, Gardner Beery, Olson
Selected Case Studies in American History Volume 2, Gardner, Beery, Olson, Rood
Social Studies Can Be SPECtacular: and six more strategies for activating critical thinking and historical inquiry, Anthony J. Fitzpatrick
Teach Like a Pirate, Dave Burgess
Teaching History for the Common Good, Keith Barton, Linda Levstik
Teaching Reading in Social Studies: A Supplement to Teaching Reading in the Content Areas Teacher’s Manual, Jane K Doty, Gregory N. Cameron, Mary Lee Barton
Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: If Not Me, Then Who?, Rachel Billmeyer, Ph.D., Mary Lee Barton, M.Ed
The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life: Roy Rosenzweig, David Thelen
Thinking Like a Historian: Rethinking History Instruction, A Framework to Enhance and Improve Teaching and Learning, Nikki Mandel, Bobbie Malone
Why Won’t You Just Tell Us the Answer?: Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12, Burce A. Lesh – the content book also needed – The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion, Stephen B. Oates