History 8-1 Home Page

Handy links to use.

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The Online Textbook

Quiz Star

The Library of Congress

Presentation Rubric

Class starter handouts

Syllabus and Rules

Emergency supplies
Please, use these only if needed occasionally.

Lined paper

Graph paper

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Web tools for your use

This is a very handy and simple poster creation tool that includes some pretty sophisticated tools.

This may be the largest selection of clip art on the web - and it's free.






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

The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.









Beware the Superlative Demon!

Oldest, best, most, first, worst
– you get the idea.

We live in a society obsessed with extremes. Not only can this focus thwart deeper learning, it can cause us to misunderstand and ignore some very, very important facts and truths.







    Number, Name   Links   Deadline
The Course Assessment   Quiz Star   Nov. 29
One, The Peopling of the Americas   Click here.   Dec. 8
Pearl Harbor Study Guide   Click here.   Dec. 7
Two, British Colonies in North America   Click here   Dec. 14
Three, Colonial Life   Click here.   TBA
Four, Slavery   Click here.   Jan. 11
Five, Colonial Resistance Grows   Click here.   TBA





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.

Weekly Vocabulary

For the week ending 12/2

  • Ubiquitous
  • Novella
  • Disparity



Link to the Daily Article

For the week ending 12/2

11/29  COVID Policy Protests in China
11/30  Selections from the Inter Catera, 1493
12/01  Iceman News
12/02  Dickens and Christmas

For the week ending 12/09
12/05  Indonesia Volcano
12/06  Russian Bases Hit
12/07  Pearl Harbor Attack
12/08  Charles V Secret Code
12/09  Pirate Hid Out in Americas

For the week ending 12/16
12/12  Lockerbie Bombing Suspect
12/13  50 Years Since Last Moon Landing
12/14  Nuclear Fusion
12/15  How do Grandparents Fit into Grandkids' Lives?
12/16  Taney Bust to Removed from U.S. Capitol

For the week ending 12/21
12/19  John Locke Sources
12/20  Fortnite Lawsuit

For the week ending 01/06
01/03 Oldest Known N.Am. Stone Points Found in ID.

01/04 Mayflower Compact
01/05 Cave Art Code
01/06 Teenage Pilot Makes Emergency Landing

For the week ending 01/13
01/09 Seattle School District Lawsuit
01/10 Immigrant Innovators
01/11 Patriot Training for Ukrainian Troops in OK.
01/12 Megalodon Tooth
01/13 Ancient DNA

For the week ending 01/20
01/17 3D Printed House in Houston
01/18 Sinners in the Hands of and Angry God
01/19 WWII Pilot Remains Identified
01/20 Questions About Tanks for Ukraine

For the week ending 01/27
01/23 Book of the Dead