I just wrote a guest blog post for SocialStudies.com about how to design your own document-based, thematic history units. I'm honored to have my ideas in such good company! Check out their blog regularly for inspiration on teaching social studies. My recent favorites include How to Build Civic Engagement Using Classroom Rules and Question Everything: Teach about Map Bias. Right now I am at the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference #NCSS17, and it is so invigorating to be surrounded by other educators who are passionate about history. My presentation at NCSS is at 3:30 today if you happen to be in San Francisco, with a book signing to follow at 4:15 the SocialStudies.com booth.