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Quiz Star

The Library of Congress

The Ancient to Classical Civilizations Timeline

Presentation Rubric

Knight Cite

Class starter handouts

Syllabus and Rules

Emergency supplies
Please, use these only if needed occasionally.

Lined paper

Graph paper

Before registering for any  web tools, I strongly suggest you read my guidelines.
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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 external web site for History 9A from Mr. Robbins at Madison Junior High School.




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







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.


Here is a brief introduction to Rome hosted by the British Museum.






Ancient Timeline


    Number, Name   Links   Deadline
The Course Assessment   Quiz Star   Aug. 25
One, Our Earliest Records and Migration Theories   Click here   Aug. 31
Two, Early River Civilizations   Click here   9/14
Three, Primary Sources About the Siege of Jerusalem   Click here   9/17
Four, Classical Greece   Click here   9/22
Five, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, and the Roman Empire   Click here   10/13
Six, An Overview of Rome   Click here   TBA
Seven, After Rome   Click here   10/29
Eight, The Renaissance   Click here   TBA
Nine, 100 Years That Changed Everything   Click here   Nov. 10 or TBA
Ten, The Age of Exploration and the Reformation   Click here   11/18, Ex. Cred.; 11/19 Reg. Cred.





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 8/27

  • TBA




Link to the Daily Article

For the week ending 8/27
8/26  Haiti Earthquake

8/27  Tropical Storm Ida

For the week ending 9/3
8/30  Impacts of Hurricane Ida
8/31  Neanderthal Finds in Israel
9/01  Neolithic 'Arthur's Stone'
9/03  Tools from elephant bones

For the week ending 9/10
9/07  9/11 Attacks and Muslim Religious Liberty
9/08  9/11 Attacks, part one
9/09  9/11 Attacks, part two
9/10  Five impacts of 9/11 on America

For the week ending 9/17
9/13  Bronze Age Coffin
9/14  Medicine Lodge Artifacts
9/15  Asteroid Bennu
9/16  Homeless Solutions

For the week ending 9/24
9/20  Forest Fire in the Sequoias
9/21  Indigenous Foods
9/22  Fall Equinox
9/23 Flying Microchips
9/24  Oldest Known North American Footprints

For the week ending 9/30
9/27  Las Vegas Tunnels
9/28  Jamestown Burning Evidence

9/29  Amtrak Derailment
9/30  Trial of Accused Nazi Secretary

For the week ending 10/15
10/11  Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress
10/12  Early Tobacco Use
10/13  Boston Bombing Case at Supreme Court
10/14  Electric Vehicles in the West
10/15  Meteor Strike

For the week ending 10/22
10/18  Colin Powell Obituary
10/19  Excessive Force Ruling
10/20  Crusader Sword
10/21  Viking Settlements
10/22  Barbados Election

For the week ending 10/29
10/25  Non-Vaccinated Firings
10/26  Dog DNA
10/27  Paleolithic Beads Found in Okinawa
10/28  Cigarette Sales Increase
10/29  Power Failure - no article

For the week ending 11/05
11/01  Great Lakes Shipwrecks
11/02  Turkey Prices 
11/03  Antiprime Numbers
11/04  Roman Archeology in Britain
11/05  FAA Refers Passengers for Investigation

For the week ending 11/12
11/08  U.S. Lifts COVID Travel Ban
11/09  Pope Urban's Speech at Clermont, 1095
11/10  Does Daylight Savings Time Lead to S.A.D.?
11/11  History of Veteran's Day
11/12  Astroworld Concert Deaths

For the week ending 11/19
11/15  The Gettysburg Address
11/16  Newfoundland Coin