A rich scholarly literature and an encouraging array of examples can help guide our work.
Robert Orrill and Linn Shapiro, "From Bold Beginnings to an Uncertain Future: The Discipline of History and History Education," American Historical Review 110 (June 2005)
Books and Articles on History Teaching
Robert Bain and Jeffrey Mirel, "Setting Up Camp at the Great Instructional Divide: Educating Beginning History Teachers," Journal of Teacher Education 57 (May/June 2006), 212-18.
Keith C. Barton and Linda S. Levstik, Teaching History for the Common Good (Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004)
Thomas Bender, et al, The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, for the American Historical Association, 2004)
D. Antonio Cantu and Wilson J. Warren, Teaching History in the Digital Classroom (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2003)
Frederick D. Drake and Sarah Drake Brown, "A Systematic Approach to Improve Students' Historical Thinking," The History Teacher 36 (Summer 2003)
Thomas Fallace and Johann N. Neem, "Historiographical Thinking: Towards a New Approach in Preparing History Teachers," Theory and Research in Social Education 33 (Summer 2005), 244-61.
Fritz Fischer, "Preparation of Future History Teachers: The History Department's Role," Perspectives 44 (December 2006): 19-20.
Tom Holt, Thinking Historically: Narrative, Imagination, and Understanding (New York: The College Board, 1990)
G. Williamson McDiarmid, "Understanding History for Teaching: a Study of the Historical Understanding of Prospective Teachers," in M. Carretero and F. J. Voss, eds., Cognitive and Instructional Processes in History and the Social Studies (Hillsdale, N.J.: Lea, 1994)
Peter Seixas and Carla Peck, "Teaching Historical Thinking," in A. Sears and I. Wright, eds., Challenges and Prospects for Canadian Social Studies (Vancouver, BC: Pacific Educational Press, 2004), 109-117
Peter N. Stearns, Peter Seixas, and Sam Wineburg, Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History: National and International Perspectives (New York: New York University Press, 2000)
Sam Wineburg, Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001)
Bruce VanSledright, In Search of America's Past: Learning to Read History in Elementary School (New York and London: Teachers College Press, 2002)
Laura M. Westhoff, "The Historian's Role in Teacher Education," Perspectives (September 2006), 33-5
"Retrieving the Master's Degree from the Dustbin of History" AHA Committee on the Master's Degree http://www.historians.org/projects/cmd/2005/Report/intro.cfm
Places to Start
AHA Resources for Teachers at All Levels
OAH History Teacher Resource Center
NCHE Resource Center