Welcome to another exciting school year! This is my 2nd year at Mankato East and I am thrilled to be here!
My name is Tim Meegan. I am married and have two boys, ages 12 and 7. In my spare time I enjoy camping, hiking, reading, and playing history/strategy video games.
I am a national board certified teacher with 14 years' experience teaching social studies. I spent my first 12 years at Roosevelt High School in Chicago, where I taught World History, AP Human Geography, Latin American history, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Civics in the past. I earned my BA in History at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL, and my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction at National Louis University. I am particularly interested in human geography, social justice, and local politics.
Learning social studies is important for three reasons. Understanding our world is one step in the process of self discovery. In an increasingly complex and interconnected global society, the skills and knowledge acquired in social studies are critical for success. Finally, social studies is key to effective citizenship and self-advocacy. I think all of us owe our children a world that is better than the one we inherited from our parents.
Here is my class schedule. Students, I am available for extra help 3rd, 7th, or before/after school by appointment. Parents please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting you and working with you this year. Let's make it a great one!
1 Cougar Core (World History)
2 Human Geography
3 Study Hall
4 Human Geography
5 World History
6 Human Geography
"He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past." ~ George Orwell, 1984
"A leader is best
When people barely know that he exists.
Of a good leader, who talks little,
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, They will say,
'We did this ourselves.'" ~Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching