I know many of you are looking forward to summer and a more relaxed schedule.

Aren’t we all?

I always look forward to summer because it usually means more time to read stuff I didn’t get to during the winter. So my summer reading list is all planned out and ready to go!

But it got me thinking . . . what books should social studies teachers read?

So . . . today, two lists. First, the books I plan to read this summer and, second, my very short, very biased list of books that I think every social studies teacher will enjoy. (Don’t like what’s on the list? Find just about anything by Stephen Ambrose, Sarah Vowell, Tony Horowitz, Steven Johnson or David McCullough.)

Your homework? Pick at least one to read and discuss with another history buff.

What I Plan to Read This Summer:

(And, no, I probably won’t get to all of them. But it’s fun to dream!)

Some of my favorites in no particular order:

Additions? Subtractions?