Rather than recommending a specific bibliography of works worth reading, I find it easier to recommend historians and social studies educators whose works I have found useful. This is especially true in recent years, as "works" are often in the form of websites, lesson plans, MOOCs, blogs, and tweets, not just traditional books and articles.
I have been compiling names over the last three years, and I am now finally getting around to sharing it publicly, in no particular order. While the majority teach social studies education at the university level, others are university history professors, high school teachers, or education consultants. I should also add a disclaimer that the inclusion of a particular individual in this list does not mean I agree with or endorse every opinion they express. My list is by no means exhaustive or conclusive, and I am always open to suggestions. Who do you follow?
Click on the names below for academic homepages or personal websites or follow the Twitter handles indicated.
7/11/2015 12:28:02 am
At a time when social studies is being "disregarded" because of the concentration of testing on the maths and sciences, it is good to know that there are leaders who continue the work of training young teachers. We must be vigilant. (Note to Editor: I know Bruce Lesh, number 11. I wonder if Bruch is the German variation.)
7/11/2015 03:51:43 am
Thanks Donald. Sorry Bruce!
7/11/2015 02:36:01 pm
just being picky....Dan McDowell....iifc, West Hills is a high school in the Grossmont Unified School District. (La Mesa Calif.)
7/12/2015 12:12:27 pm
5/14/2017 12:42:09 pm
I'm pleased to find myself on this list. Readers can check out my social studies methods site here http://edmethods.com/
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