Book Reviews

By Friday, September 27, students will submit a short book review (4 to 6 pages, typed, double-spaced) illustrating (or challenging) a key insight from Sam Wineburg’s Why Learn History (2018) in part by analyzing his claims in light of a personal learning experience (or experiences).  Each review should describe Wineburg as a scholar and summarize his latest work before analyzing some of his particular claims with general research and examples from your practical experience in the classroom.  Reviews should be formatted in a Word document with title page and Chicago-style footnotes.  Late reviews will be penalized up to 5 points per day.


[1] Sam Wineburg, Why Learn History (When It’s Already on Your Phone) (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018), 25.

[2] Wineburg, Why Learn, 48.