One of the critiques I have read about this book is that it does not provide a "how to" of historical thinking. I'm not sure why this is a critique of the book, because Wineburg doesn't put forth that he will be trying to give teachers tools on how to teach historical thinking. This book is an exploration of what historical thinking is. Other scholars have engaged this material to develop tools for historical thinking pedagogy.

If you really want to learn how to teach historical thinking, go to the next NCSS conference.