Anyone who has been reading The Way of Improvement Leads Home, has been to one of my teacher seminars, or has taken a class with me at Messiah College, knows that I am a big fan of the work of Sam Wineburg.
Over at the Chronicle of Higher Education, Rachel Toor interviews Wineburg about his writing habits. Toor mentions that Wineburg approached her for help in reaching popular audiences with his work. What struck me the most about Wineburg's request is that his book Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts has sold over 40,000 copies! I would say that any book that sells 40,000 copies is reaching a public audience! On the other hand, I am thrilled to learn Wineburg will be reaching even more readers in the future.
Here is a taste of Toor's interview: