Test Files Only

Handy links to use.

The Online Textbook

Back to Mr. Robbins' home page.

Email Mr. Robbins
If you are trying to email me from a computer where you do not have a webmail account, copy and paste the above linked address into your email program.

Quiz Star

The Library of Congress

National Geographic Search Engine

Presentation Rubric

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.
Click here to read them.

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

Jefferson Memorial



Click on the image below to access the high resolution motivational statement by Jonathan Edwards.

Motivational Saying

Keep checking here for class information.

Learn about Schoology. I will be mirroring my class site to Schoology soon. In addition to getting information, Schoology will allow you to take the quizzes and submit your work.

Here is a handy link about the acts of Parliament right after the French and Indian War.

Here is another one.

Here is the link to the PowerPoint about ratifying the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.


About your novel:

  • Take good care of it.
  • Read it.
  • Enjoy it.

About your hall pass:

Keep your hall pass. You don't get a second one, and it could be worth extra credit at the end of the trimester - depending on how often you use it.

Online Textbook > Click here.


Educational Cartoon

Here is an important thought for you.

Hokey Pokey Qutoe


Assignment Number & Name   Links
Use the links below to go to the web page for that assignment.
   The Course Assessment   Quiz Star   Aug. 27, In-class only
   One, Roots of America   Click here.   Aug. 28 or as announced
   Two, Changes in America Prior to         Rev. War   Click here.   Sept. 8
   Three, The Build up to War   Click here.   Sept. 11
   Four Pre-War and Rev. War Packet   Click here   Sept. 21 or as announced
   Five, Building a New nation   Click here   Oct. 13
   One Third Book Report   Click here.   Oct. 16
   Six, We the People   Click here.   Oct. 20

   Seven, Ratifying the Const. and
   Intro. to the Bill of Rights

  Click here.   Oct. 23 or as announced
   Eight, Government
   Under the Constitution
  Click here   TBA
   Nine, Important Supreme Court Cases   Click here   Nov. 5


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 Sept. 4

  • Concentric
  • Plaquette
  • Annihilate
  • Storm Surge
  • Contravene
  • Ipso Facto
  • Abhor
  • Sovereign
  • Peat
  • Culprit
  • Feign

Week ending Sept. 11

  • N/A

Week ending Sept. 18

  • N/A

Week ending Sept. 25

  • Stent
  • Stickler
  • Coda
  • Scuttle
  • Space Race
  • Defunct









 Link to the article for the day 

For the week ending Sept. 4
8/27 Early Art in Jersey

8/28 Hurricane Laura
8/31 Historic Black Church in Williamsburg
9/01 Among Other Things
9/03 Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, p.87
9/04 Deteriorating Bones
9/04 A Soldier's Diary

For the week ending Sept. 11
9/08 Observations about Mankind
9/09 Disney Princess Study
9/10 California and Oregon Fires
9/11 Information about 9/11 Attacks

For the week ending Sept. 18
9/14 Youth E-cig Use Down
9/15 Ice Age Bear
9/16 Hurricane Sally
9/17 Blue Moon
9/18 Holocaust Knowledge Survey

For the week ending Sept. 25
9/21 Ginsburg Obituary
9/22 Revolutionary War Era Find in N.C.
9/23 WWI Sub Possibly Located
9/24 New Mini Moon May Be Space Junk
9/25 Oregon Has Mask Mandate Concerns

For the week ending Oct.16
10/13 Barrett Hearings Begin

10/14 Williamsburg Excavation
10/15 Feral Hog in E. Idaho
10/16 Fossilized Footprints in N.M.

For the week ending Oct. 23
10/19 August Derecho
10/20 Federalist #10
10/21 Spacecraft Reaches Asteroid
10/22 COVID Medical Costs

For the week ending Oct. 30
10/26 Early Voting
10/27 Barrett Confirmed
10/28 Washington's Letter Recommending Const.
10/29 Sarcophogi Discovery
10/30 Brief Halloween History

For the week ending Nov. 6
11/02 Dog DNA