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History 9A Home Page

Handy links to use.

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The Library of Congress

National Geographic Search Engine

The Ancient to Classical Civilizations Timeline

Presentation Rubric

Class starter handouts

Class Rules and Pearls of Wisdom

Class Syllabus

Emergency supplies
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Lined paper

Graph paper

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History 9A from Mr. Robbins at Madison Junior High School.




Be sure to bring your three hole binder and notebook paper every day.

The Princess Bride is 32 years old!

Hear Mandy Patinkin tell his story and whisper his famous line by clicking on the picture below.

Inigo Montoya




Don't forget to take the quiz. It's due every Friday at 8:00 a.m.

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.

Full moon on Friday the 13th!

Click on the thumbnail below to see the larger composite of shots students took of the moon.

Composite of the full moon.






    Number, Name   Links   Deadline
The Course Assessment   Quiz Star   August 23
The CECA is only available during class.
One, Our Earliest Records and Civilizations   Click here   Aug. 27
Two and Three, The Middle Ages Crossword and Pres.   Click here   Sep. 3
Four, The Build Up to the Renaissance   Click here   Sept. 12
Five, Growth of the Renaissance   Click here.   Sept. 20
Trimester Project   Click here.   TBA
Six, Renaissance, Reformation and Changes   Click here.   Oct. 9
This assignment is a review of the Rick Steves video about the Reformation.
Reniassance and Reformation Take Home Test   Click here.  

Oct. 11 - 10% Extra Credit, Oct. 14 Regular Credit
There is no web page for the Take Home Test.

Seven, Early River Civilizations, Especially Egypt   Click here.   To be announced
Eight, Primary Sources: The Siege of Jerusalem   Click here.   Oct. 25
Nine, Greek Contributions to the World   Click here.   Nov. 1
Note >> Except for the trimester lesson, this is the biggest assignment we have in this class.


Reading Support Materials
  The Early and Mid Renaissance  




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 8/23

  • NA

For the week ending 8/30

  • Catamaran
  • THC

For the week ending 9/6

  • NA

For the week ending 9/13

  • Equinox
  • Cachet

For the week ending 9/20

  • Byzantine
  • Gondwana
  • Seismic

For the week ending 9/26

  • Whimsical

For the week ending 10/11

  • NA

For the week ending 10/18

  • NA

For the week ending 10/28

  • Amphora
  • Bulbous





Link to the Daily Article

For the week ending 8/23
8/22 Peac of Augsburg
8/23 Ancient Footprints in Crete

For the week ending 8/30
8/26 Giant Pumice Raft
8/27 Vaping Lawsuit
8/28 Brazilian Fires

8/29 Hurricane Dorian
8/30 Marijuana Warnings

For the week ending 9/06
9/03 Hurricane Names
9/04 Michigan Bans Flavored Vapes

9/5 Dorian Nears South Carolina Coast
9/6 Dorian Hits Cape Hatteras

For the week ending 9/13
9/9 Idaho Artifacts
9/10 Supermarket Sells Only Wasted Food
9/11 Memorials of 911
9/12 Full Moon on Friday the 13th
9/13 Common Superstitions

For the week ending 9/20
9/16 Attack on Saudi Oil Facility
9/17 Army Recruting Goals
9/18 Greater Adria Geology
9/19 Eleanor Statue Discovery

For the week ending 9/26
9/23 Roman Britain Slaughterhouse
9/24 600-year-old Scottish Boots
9/25 Unpiloted Cargo Ship
9/26 Ancient Ceramic Baby Feeding Tools

For the week ending 10/11
10/7 Viking Barley in Greenland
10/8 Viking Swords
10/9 Fat Katmai Bears
10/10 Snakeheads in Georgia
10/11 Da Vinci Bridge Design

For the week ending 10/18
10/14 Typhoon Hits Japan
10/15 Cyberbullying Detection Software
10/16 Silver Coins in Estonia
10/17 Egyptian Coffins
10/18 California Fault Line

For the week ending 10/25
10/21 3000-year-old Toolkit
10/22 Cars to Say No to Drunk Drivers
10/23 Neolithic Cemetery
10/24 Sonoma Fires
10/25 Disqualified for Hijab

For the week ending 11/01
10/28 Baghdadi Killed
10/29 780 Day Space Flight
10/30 History of Halloween
10/31 Jack-O-Latern Nebula
11/01 Yukon Rhino Fossils

For the week ending 11/15
11/11 Veterans Day Facts
11/15 Venice Flooding



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