Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies!
My name is Chris Manning and our class will focus on the examanation of historical events and people, significant themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points throughout United States History and the World. Students will work to make present day connections to past events in order to help them understand the importance of the past, what can be learned in the present, and what can be changed for the future. Students will tap into the tools of historical research by using primary and secondary sources to be able to frame analytical questions, evaluate historical materials, create debates, and support their views or arguments with evidence.
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Office: (480) 279-7000
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-430pm (email to schedule appointments)
- Pens (Black, Blue, & Red)
- Pencils & Erasers
- Binder (with dividers)
- Loose leaf paper
- Colored Pencils
- Highlighters (Pink, Blue, Yellow, Purple, Green)
- Post it Notes
***Wish List (Not Required, but very helpful and appreciated.)***
- Highlighters (varied colors)
- Dry Erase Markers
- Hand Sanitizer
- Clorox Wipes
- Colored Pencils
I am excitd to be joining the Cooley Middle School Team this year and becoming involved in the community. I have a B.S. in Counseling with an Emphasis on Addiction, Chemical Dependency, & Substance Abuse and recently earned a M.Ed. in Secondary Education both were completed at Grand Canyon University. Go Lopes!!! My family and I live in the HUSD community and is comprised of my wife (Jessica), son (Aidan), daughter (Ava), daughter (Andrea), and dog (Willow). We are huge sports fans and love anything Boston! We enjoy traveling and visiting historical sites and places as a family to expand on our knowldge of history. I have been working in and around education throughout my life and have over 20 years of coaching a variety of sports. We are looking forward to a great year to come!