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ARCHIVE History 8-1 Made 11192019

Handy links to use.

The Online Textbook

Back to Mr. Robbins' home page.

Email Mr. Robbins
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Quiz Star

The Library of Congress

National Geographic Search Engine

Presentation Rubric

Class starter handouts


Class Syllabus

Emergency supplies
Please, use these only if needed occasionally.

Lined paper

Graph paper

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This is the class web site for History 8-1 from
Mr. Robbins at Madison Junior High School.

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Announcement #1

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Assignment Number & Name   Links
Use the links below to go to the web page for that assignment.
The Course Assessment   Quiz Star   Nov. 26
1, The Peopling of the Americas   Click here   Nov. 29
2, The Europeans Come to the Americas   Click here   Dec. 5
3, Europeans Begin to Colonize the Americas   Click here   Dec. 18
4, Colonial Life and Government   Click here   Dec. 21
One Third Book Report   Click here
There is no page for this assignment. This link opens the book report.
  Dec. 20
5, Life in Colonial America   Click here   Jan. 14
6, The Build up to War   Click here   Jan. 28
7, The Revolutionay War   Click here   Feb. 4
8, Building a New Nation   Click here  

Feb. 7

Two Thirds Book Report   Click here
There is no page for this assignment. This link opens the book report.
  Feb. 7
9, A More Perfect Union  

Click here for the study guide
Click here to view the video

  Feb. 16
10, Government Under the Constitution   Click here   Feb. 26


Image of Lunar Eclipse
Thanks to our class members for the images from the lunar eclipse, Jan. 20.

Journal Items

Remember -

  • We read and summarize a reading selection for your journal every day.
  • You will submit your journal entries from each week Friday. Please, submit only the items for that week each Friday.
  • You will keep your journal entries on 8 1/2" x 11" three hole punch paper.
  • When your journal entries are returned, keep them in your class binder.

The links to the journal entries we use for each day are found in the right hand column of this table. There are also extra copies of the articles from each day in the blue out box.

If you want to see an example of how your journals should be formatted, click here.

To view the PowerPoint about plagiarism and journal entries we used at the beginning of class, click here.


Week ending November 30

Week ending December 07





 Link to the article for the day 

For the week ending November 30

11/26 Among Other Things
11/27 Act of Supremacy
11/28 Farmboy Who Invented Television
11/29 Columbus' Journal Excerpts
11/30 Camp Fire Area Flooding

For the week ending December 7

12/03 Well Preserved Mummies
12/04 The Mayflower Compact
12/05 The Starving Time
12/06 Funeral for George H. W. Bush
12/07 Pearl Harbor Facts

For the week ending December 14

12/10 Trial of Galileo
12/11 John Smith General History
12/12 Voyager Reaching Interstellar Space
12/13 Extra Sleep Before School in Seattle
12/14 America's Growing Cop Shortage

For the week ending December 21

12/17 Teen Smoking Down, Vaping Up
12/18 Kindertransport Payments
12/19 Restoring the Stuarts to the Throne
12/20 WWI Shipwreck
12/21 December Solstice

For the week ending January 4

1/2 Rare Lunar Eclipse Coming
1/3 China Lands Lunar Rover
1/4 Mediterranean Migrant Deaths Decline

For the week ending January 11

1/08 Two Snowmobilers Rescued
1/09 Letter to Queen Anne
1/10 Alexa and Problem-Solving Skills
11/14 New Pompeii Discoveries

For the week ending January 17

1/14 Young Woman Leaves Saudi Arabia
01/15 Magnetic Pole Shifting
01/16 Navajo Code Talker Dies
01/17 Scottish Mummies

For the week ending January 25
01/22 Census Begins in Alaska
01/23 State of the Union
01/24 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8
01/25 Oldest Known Earth Rock

For the week ending Feb. 1
01/28 Unfilled Jobs
01/29 Polar Vortex Hits Midwest
01/30 13 Year-Old Develops Lead Tester
01/31 Merlin Manuscripts in Bristol
02/01 Jamestown Chapel Foundation

For the week ending Feb. 8
02/04 The Day the Music Died

02/05 Hawaii Bill to Change Tobaaco Age
02/06 Altimira Hand Prints
02/07 Sweehearts Gone
02/08 French Holocaust Reparations

For the week ending Feb. 15
02/11 Medieval Sword In Denmark

02/12 Henges in Europe Dated
02/13 Butterflies v. Border Wall
02/14 History of Valentine's Day


For the week ending Feb. 22
02/11 Sailor in Famous VJ Day Photo Dies




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