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This is the class web site for Social Studies 7B from
Mr. Robbins at Madison J
unior High School.

The Old Pitsligo Church, Pistligo, Scotland

The Old Pitsligo Church, 1634, Pitsligo, Scotland



We will be studying Asia for the rest of the trimester. You can click on the thumbnail below to view a large map of shaded relief / political map of Asia.

Map of Asia



  • You will always need a notebook and a writing tool in class, but never turn in an assignment on paper with ripped out spiral bound edges. Those go straight to the Re-Do folder.





Number, Name   Links   Deadline
One, Africa Map   Click here.   Mar. 6
Two, North Africa Packet, Part One, National Profiles   Click here.   Mar. 13
Three, Graphing Data, Practice  

Click here for the data sheet
Click here for the assignment

  Mar. 22
Four, Africa Wrap Up   Click here for the assignment.   Apr. 3
Five, Intro to SW Asia   Click here.   Apr. 9
Refugee Help Ideas   This assignment was only available as a group project during class.   Apr. 12
Six, Palestine and Jerusalem   Click here. The videos are linked to the PDF file. The reading packet is available in class.   April 22
Seven, Asia Mapping and Terms   Click here. Use the in-class atlas to complete this assignment.   April 25
Eight, Tsunamis and Volcanoes: The Ring of Fire  

Click here.

  May 1
Nine, Introduction to Japan   Click here.   May 7
Ten, Indonesia, Philippines, Fact Sheets   Click here.   May 14

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Link Two

Eleven, The Philippines   Click here.   May 21


Journal Items

Remember -

  • We evaluate a current event or fact piece about one of our topics here every day. You will keep a journal with your evaluations in it.
  • 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.
  • You are required to evaluate every piece of art we use. This includes days you may be absent.

The links to the journal entries we use for each day are found in the right hand column of this table. 

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

 Daily Reading Vocabulary 

Week ending Mar. 1

  • Begetting
  • Desertification
  • Slash and Burn
  • Supersede
  • Refugee

Week ending Mar. 8

  • Denounce
  • Flounder

Week ending Mar. 15

  • Prestige
  • Credential
  • Sovereign
  • Deliberate
  • Fraud

Week ending Apr. 5

  • Apocalyptic
  • Rite of Passage

Week ending Apr. 12

  • Synchronize
  • Myria
  • Singularity

Week ending Apr. 19

  • NA

Week ending Apr. 26

  • Rule the Roost

Week ending May 3

  • Sovereign
  • Deliberate
  • Scathing
  • Critique

Week ending May 10

  • Saturate
  • Bayou
  • Lethargy
  • Allergen
  • Iconic




 Link to the article for the day 

For the week ending Mar. 1

2/28 Climate Change Affects African Culture
3/01National Mon. Honors Black Civil War Troops


For the week ending Mar. 8

3/04 Space X Launch
3/05 Zebra Stripes
3/06 Unrest in Algeria
3/07 Possible Wolf Status Change
3/08 Algerians Protest President Running 5th Time

For the week ending Mar. 15
3/11 Venezuela Power Failure
3/12 Russian Internet Restriction Bill
3/13 School Bribery Scandal
3/14 History of Pi Day
3/15 California Drought Ends


For the week ending Mar. 22

3/18 Cyclone Hits Africa
3/19 Nebraska Flooding
3/20 December Meteor
3/21 Museum Curator Seeks Holocaust Memories
3/22 Website EU Protest

For the week ending Mar. 27

3/25 Sugary Drinks
3/26 Switzerland Snow Man
3/27 Violence and Disease in Africa

For the week ending April 5

4/02 Asteroids and Fossils
4/03 Draft Registration
4/04 Australia Orders Violent Content Removed 
4/05 Prince Harry Wants Addictive Games Banned


For the week ending April 12

4/08 Everglades Python
4/09 Dollar Coins
4/10 Vaccination Exemptions
4/11 Black Hole Viewed for First Time
4/12 Spring Blizzard Hits Midwest


For the week ending April 19

4/15 Rexburg Named Safest Idaho City
4/16 Bear River Massacre Site
4/17 Beer Tabs Become Artifacts
4/18 Largest Known Bird Fossil
4/19 Tunnel Near Stonehenge


For the week ending April 26

4/22 Sri Lanka Attacks
4/23 President Trump's State Visit to Britain
4/25 Facebook Penalty
4/26 Midwest Storms


For the week ending May 3

4/28 Avenger's Record-Breaking Weekend
4/29 Naruhito to Assume Japan's Throne
5/1 Ancient Footprint in Chile
5/2 Family Painting
5/3 Peter Mayhew Dies


For the week ending May 10

5/6 4500-Year-Old Mummies
5/7 Emoji Food Labels
5/8 Bubonic Plague in Mongolia
5/9 Loot Boxes
5/10 Southern Storms


For the week ending May 17

5/13 Code Talker Dies at 97
5/14 Changes in the Moon